iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview, buy, or rent movies, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff

HD   NR Closed Captioning

David L. Lewis

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download this movie.

About the Movie

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of 'alternative' journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act. At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff. Commentary and perspective are offered through additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

100%
  • Reviews Counted: 14
  • Fresh: 14
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This succinct documentary sticks smoothly to its beat. – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, Jun 24, 2014

Fresh: Stooped at almost 90 but feisty and humor-filled as ever, Hentoff presides over a film rich in the sounds and occasional sights of legendary cultural figures, from Lenny Bruce and Malcolm X to Bob Dylan and Coleman Hawkins. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Jul 11, 2014

Fresh: The film moves fluidly between Hentoff's career focus on the Constitution and jazz, his "two main reasons for being," seeing freedom as the key to the beauty of both. – Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, Jul 3, 2014

Fresh: Lewis packs in as much as a movie can hold. – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2014

Read More About This Movie On Rotten Tomatoes
The Pleasures of Being Out of Step: Notes on the Life of Nat Hentoff
View in iTunes
  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this movie.