Tupelo Indie Film Series Thursday, March 25, 2010
Black Box Theatre in the Link Centre
Screening of acclaimed “M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues” road-trip blues documentary.
popcorn and drink included
Filmmakers Roger Stolle and Kari Jones will be attending and hosting Q&A.
“M for Mississippi” is a recipient of multiple awards including the Blues Music Award (DVD of Year), Living Blues Award (DVD of Year) and Made In Mississippi Award (Tupelo Film Festival).
For more information call 662-690-4011 or 800-533-0611
“Sometime in late-2006, Roger Stolle of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale, Mississippi and Jeff Konkel of Broke & Hungry Records, came up with the idea to record a compilation CD to capture the current state of the contemporary Mississippi blues community. The unnamed project soon expanded to include a documentary film, a dream realized with the help of talented filmmaker Damien Blaylock. Enlisting the help of producer Kari Jones of Mudpuppy Records and guitarist/engineer Bill Abel to record it all with his mobile Big Toe Porta-Studio (his equipment stuffed in the back of a Volvo station-wagon), the five blues fans set out on a journey across Mississippi’s famed landscape to document the essence of today’s Delta blues. The resulting film is an enlightening look behind the scenes, capturing the region’s blues artists at home, in the fields, and in the Mississippi juke-joints that gave the blues its notoriety.” M for Mississippi, sub-titled A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues… and is broken down day-by-day, the crew venturing out in its white Dodge fan to various locations in the region to meet with a select group of artists. Each bluesman is provided a brief vignette that includes an interview and performance, sometimes intercut for maximum impact.”