CLARKSDALE: 7th Clarksdale Film Festival w/blues and more!


Clarksdale, MS

Clarksdale’s 7th annual international film festfeatures blues/roots music documentaries, Mississippi-connected films,live music, history bus tours, workshops and more at two historictheater locations — Delta Cinema and New Roxy! (Plus, Clarksdale already has live blues every night in town.) So far, the always stellar lineup includes Late Blossum Blues (world premiere; story of late-in-life discovery, 84-year-old bluesman Leo “Bud” Welch), Gip: The Movie (award-winning story of 95-year-old gravedigging, blues playing, juke joint owner), I Am the Blues (award-winning new exploration of Mississippi and Louisiana blues), Peter Brotzmann: Soldier of the Road (acclaimed story of 75-year-old German free jazz icon), Moonshine & Mojo Hands (the world’s first blues reality show takes viewers inside Mississippi’s blues culture), Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows (award-winning story of 80-year-old Mississippi-born blues/soul singer), Bayou Maharajah (story of eccentric New Orleans piano legend James Booker), How Berlin Got the Blues, Imagine Coltrane, Shattered, Barefoot Workshop film shorts (a best-of reel of Clarksdale musical and cultural stories)… and MUCH MORE!

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