MEMPHIS, TN: “M for Mississippi” film screening at Brooks Museum of Art, 7pm

“M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues”
(blues documentary film)

Thursday, August 5 @ 7pm

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
1934 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104-2765
(901) 544-6200

Memphis premiere of “M for Mississippi” film with an introduction by the filmmakers and Q&A to follow.  Public screening: $6 members; $8 non-members.

Everyone knows the blues came from Mississippi.  Here’s an update.  They never left.  “M for Mississippi” documents the heart of Mississippi’s current blues scene.  Viewers join a small crew of self-proclaimed blues fanatics on a week-long road trip across the Magnolia State as they explore the thriving underbelly of a dying American art form in the land where it began.  A mix of music and interviews filmed largely on-location in the region’s juke joints, house parties and cotton fields, “M for Mississippi” visits the blues where it is most comfortable and authentic — featuring musical characters like James “T-Model” Ford, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Robert “Bilbo” Walker, Wesley “Junebug” Jefferson, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and others (about a dozen in all).  Named DVD Of The Year at the 30th annual Blues Music Awards, and winner of both the Living Blues Critic and Reader Awards.  Called, “Easily one of the best films about blues in years,” by Blues & Rhythm magazine.  More information about the film project at www.mformississippi.com.