Quincy

Quincy

Available on Netflix
A wide range of interviews and archival film footage, as well as extensive time spent with the subject as he is now, are at the heart of co-directors Rashida Jones' and Alan Hicks' very personal look at Quincy Jones in QUINCY. Jones' 70-year-plus career includes performing, composing (six Academy Award nominations for his film scores), orchestrating/arranging, producing (most famously Michael Jackson's Thriller video and Academy Award-nominated film The Color Purple), and mentoring young talent. He's the most Grammy-nominated musician in history with 79; he's won 27. In addition, he is the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award given by the Motion Picture Academy. His personal life -- three marriages, seven children, recurring physical challenges -- is integrated with the musical history. The narration is primarily delivered by Quincy himself as he reflects on his successes, his failures, and the lifetime effects of an impoverished childhood and mentally ill mother.
Director Rashida Jones, Alan Hicks