I Am the Blues

Canada, 106m, DCP

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Screened July 12–August 3, 2017

A joyous portrait of the most heart-wrenching of musical genres, this gorgeously photographed documentary tracks down many of the greatest blues musicians–from Bobby Rush to Barbara Lynn to Lazy Lester–to simply listen, both to their stories and their songs. Venturing across Mississippi and Louisiana, from front porches to juke joints, I Am the Blues offers a crucial record of a time, place, and great American artform, with a palpable affection and hang-out vibe that recall the best of Les Blank.

A Film Movement release.

A film by Daniel Cross

Heartache never sounded so good.”

National Post