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RHYTHMS ON & OFF THE SCREEN, CIRCLE AWARD

I Am the Blues

DANIEL CROSS
USA, Canada, 2015
116 minutes, Color
Official website

Canadian filmmaker Daniel Cross has trained his cameras on some of the last living blues musicians who toured the legendary Chitlin' Circuit and are still playing around Mississippi and Louisiana. On porches and in back rooms, and especially in one-room cinderblock roadhouses with names like Blue Front Cafe and Poor Monkey Lounge, we are treated to authentic, unadorned blues from the likes of 81-year-old Bobby Rush and his contemporaries Barbara Lynn, Lazy Lester, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, and many more. Says Lil Buck Sinegal, "There's all kinds of music, but the blues touches the heart. There's always a story behind it." We hear many of those stories from the people who lived them first-hand. "This guitar is a Bible," says one front porch denizen, after telling Howling Wolf stories. All a viewer can say is, "Preach and teach, brother, preach and teach."—Dave Nuttycombe

RHYTHMS ON & OFF THE SCREEN, CIRCLE AWARD

I Am the Blues

DANIEL CROSS
USA, Canada, 2015
116 minutes, Color
Official website

Canadian filmmaker Daniel Cross has trained his cameras on some of the last living blues musicians who toured the legendary Chitlin' Circuit and are still playing around Mississippi and Louisiana. On porches and in back rooms, and especially in one-room cinderblock roadhouses with names like Blue Front Cafe and Poor Monkey Lounge, we are treated to authentic, unadorned blues from the likes of 81-year-old Bobby Rush and his contemporaries Barbara Lynn, Lazy Lester, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, and many more. Says Lil Buck Sinegal, "There's all kinds of music, but the blues touches the heart. There's always a story behind it." We hear many of those stories from the people who lived them first-hand. "This guitar is a Bible," says one front porch denizen, after telling Howling Wolf stories. All a viewer can say is, "Preach and teach, brother, preach and teach."—Dave Nuttycombe


Saturday, April 22
4:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Tuesday, April 25
8:45 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater

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