6th annual Clarksdale Film & Music Festival
Thurs.-Sat., 1/28-30, 2016– Blues and Mississippi-related films plus live music, history tours,workshops, special guests, awards and more at two historic theaters —Delta Cinema and New Roxy! Plus, look for plenty of live blues in thejukes at night. “Mississippi gets its close-up… to celebrate theMagnolia State’s films and filmmakers.” — Garden & Gun magazine.
2016 movies will include Zydeco Crossroads: A Tale of Two Cities (Robert Mugge’s new musical masterpiece), America’s Blues Movie (a new history of the blues), Mavis! (Mavis Staples story), Strung Together (cigarbox guitar history & music), The Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane (from blues fans to “The Greatest Rock ‘n Roll Band in the World”), From the Crossroads to the White House (Delta Blues Museum students play for the First Lady), Joe Wrenn (Mississippi folk artist bio), Rebels: James Meredith & the Integration of Ole Miss, Atomic MS: 50 Years Later (atomic testing in Mississippi),Worry Me in the Daytime, Music in the Hall, ESPN’s Thunder &Lightning, Serama Serenade, The Awakening, Ever Since I Stole the Blues (Mose Allison story),Jessie: One Woman One Vision, M for Mississippi: A Road Trip throughthe Birthplace of the Blues, King Biscuit’s Front Porch Blues Bash,David “Honeyboy” Edwards @ The G Spot, Deep Blues: A Musical Pilgrimageto the Crossroads, Take the Mountain, A Whistlin’ Girl & a CrowingHen, and more to be announced soon on film fest web site.
If you’d like to become a sponsor or volunteer for this exciting, nonprofit event, please email Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org