Music on Film: I Am the Blues
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Showings
Hot Docs Ted Rogers CinemaTue, Mar 28 6:30 PM Buy
 
Film Info
Run Time:106 min
Director(s):Daniel Cross
Country:Canada
Released:2016
Rating:PG
Description

Music on Film: Inspiring music docs of all genres paired with special guest speakers selected by The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Take an atmospheric and immersive musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and the moonshine-soaked barbeques of North Mississippi Hill Country. From sunny front porches to spirited church halls, the last of the ‘blues devils’ including Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Lazy Lester and Little Freddie King share their songs and a spellbinding oral history. A Hot Docs favourite, I Am The Blues takes audiences into the world of the African American blues legends, many in their 80s, still making music and sharing stories in the Deep South.

Includes a post-screening Q&A with Raoul Bhaneja from blues act, Raoul and the Big Time, moderated by Max Rubino, Programming Manager of The Royal Conservatory's Performing Arts Division.

Tickets: $16 (Members: $12, $10, Free) or attend all six Music on Film screenings for $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free).

Media Coverage

Presented with The Royal Conservatory of Music

Presented in association with Exclaim!.

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