CLARKSDALE: Clarksdale Film Festival w/blues movies, music and more!

Thurs-Sun, January 27-30, 2011…
CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL
Delta Cinema (11 Third St., downtown) and other local venues in Clarksdale, Mississippi

“Join us in the heart of the Mississippi Delta for a long weekend of new, indie and classic films celebrating our region’s music, culture and people.”

FULL SCHEDULE ON-LINE: Please click here for movies, times and more.

MOVIES & MORE: Over two dozen film screenings — including Mississippi-made work, blues movies, Southern features and more! PLUS, special filmmaker introductions/Q&As, special appearances, musical performances, movie history bus tours of Clarksdale with historian Robert Birdsong… and more!

FILMS INCLUDE: Thurs-Sun, Jan 27-30 @ Delta Cinema (11 Third St.) … “Big Shoes: Walking & Talking the Blues,” “One Night at Red’s,” “The Best That Never Was” (with special guest, football star Marcus Dupree), “Dedans le Sud de la Louisiane,” “The Story of Cotton,” “Hard Times,” “Full Moon Lightnin’,” “Prom Night in Mississippi” with special reception before and Moving Beyond Prejudice mini-workshop after, “Blues: Mississippi’s Gift to the World,” “Barefoot Workshops: Clarksdale Retrospective,” “The Big Apple Inn,” “Falsifyn’,” “The Blues,” “M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues,” “Raiders Of The Lost Ark: Adaptation,” One Came Home,” “Don’t Start Me Talkin’: The Junior Wells Story,” “Selections from Music in the Hall,” “Down to the Crossroads,” “Lukos/Faithful Departed/Shudder House,” “Let Your Feet Do the Talkin’,” “Smoke & Ears,” “Hill Country Blues Picnic,” “Blues: Mississippi’s Gift to the World” and more.

ADDITIONAL VENUES: Enjoy our special “Restaurant Film Series” at participating downtown eateries during the fest. Additionally, don’t miss the Tennessee Williams (formerly of Clarksdale) film screenings at the historic Clarksdale Bank Building (2nd & Yazoo, downtown) on Sunday afternoon.

LIVE MUSIC: Live music around town at night PLUS in the Delta Cinema lobby… Thurs 1/27 @ 6pm Cadillac John & Bill Abel… and Fri-Sat 1/28-29 @ 6pm Sean “Bad” Appel! Also, special early, Saturday afternoon blues set by the Scissorment at Cat Head. (PLUS, Ground Zero Blues Club offers live blues Thurs-Sat; Red’s Lounge Fri-Sat; Bluesberry Sat, etc.)

BUY TICKETS: $10 “Weekend Pass” pre-sale available at Cat Head. $5 daily tickets available at Delta Cinema box office during event.

ORGANIZED BY: Clarksdale Downtown Development Association (same fine folks as Juke Joint Festival!).

SPONSORS INCLUDE: Clarksdale & Coahoma County Tourism, City of Clarksdale, Clarksdale Revitalization, Downtown Business Association, Miss Del’s General Store, Pharr Brothers Advertising, Cat Head, Sound Center, Clarksdale Downtown Development Association, and others. To become a sponsor, please email Nan Hughes at pba@cableone.net.

MERCHANDISE: Festival caps available now ($20). Long sleeve T-shirts available at festival. (Juke Fest merch also available.)

MORE INFO: http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php • 662-624-5992.