Guest: Daniel Cross – Documentary filmmaker, director, producer, teacher and co-founder of EyeSteelFilm.
Awards: 1, Canadian Screen award “Best cinematography in a Feature length documentary. Official selection at “hotdocs”, Tomatometer 100%
Director: Dan Cross
Language: English Country: USA & Canada
Runs: 1 hr, 46 min.
You can feel this music deep into the depths of your soul… This film takes you 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. It visits 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.
“When the music takes flight, it’s a thing of beauty. Heartache never sounded so good.” National Post.
“I was quietly blown away by Daniel Cross’s new documentary I Am the Blues, which follows the Montrealer on a quest through the southern U.S. to track down the last remaining ambassador of the genre.” Montreal Gazette.
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