23 June 2016

SPECIAL Ottawa Blues This Week - I AM THE BLUES

EVERY blues fan should see this documentary. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Thanks to Bruce and the Bytowne Theatre for giving us the opportunity to enjoy it on the ‘big screen’.
Sincere thanks to Rob Lutes who put this wonderful documentary on my radar.
I AM THE BLUES documentary
Bytowne Theatre, 325 Rideau Street
Three showings:
            Sunday, June 26 @ 4:15 pm
            Monday, June 27 @ 6:55 pm
            Tuesday, June 28 @ 9:05 pm
Tickets - $12 for non-members; $8 for Bytowne members (with Bytowne membership card); ticket prices include HST, cash only; Bytowne membership $12; seniors & students $6 with ID; (valid for one year from date of purchase)

I AM THE BLUES is a beautiful feature documentary about to go into national theatrical release. The film was made by Emmy-winning Montreal director Daniel Cross. It follows a number of remaining blues greats, most in their 80s, in Mississippi and Louisiana. It's an incredibly intimate and touching look at these artists and a disappearing generation in the blues. 

I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and Moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visit the last original blues devils, many in their 80s, still living in the American deep south and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Little Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, RL Boyce, LC Ulmer, Lil’ Buck Sinegal and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.

I AM THE BLUES - Trailer 




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