'The Sax Man' documentary, which debuted at the 2014 Cleveland International Film Festival to rave reviews and sold-out crowds, will finally get a wide release on May 15. It will be available on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Dish Network, Cox, Comcast and Verizon, as well as on DVD and Blu-ray.
The film, directed by Joe Siebert, chronicles the life of the late Sax Man, Maurice Reedus Jr., who passed away last month at the age of 65.
It's also been held up in a bit of limbo since 2014, as the filmmakers struggled to secure the song and artist licenses necessary for the film's official release. That finally happened late last year after Gravitas Ventures picked up the film as the distributor.
“It was just a huge punch in the gut,” says director Joe Siebert about Reedus' death so close to the release of the movie. “We were hoping to celebrate together. I think all of us just kind of expected that he’d always be around.”
“The release of the movie means everything to my family because his legacy is
still alive.” says Andrea Reedus-Pride, sister of Maurice. “It means everything to know that the people will get to know who Maurice Reedus, Jr. was.”
For more information, check out saxmanmovie.com.