FILM EXTRA: 2 DAY FESTIVAL : 18th/19th MAY @ COLINBURGH TOWN HALL

12 05 2012

Last in our series of “FILM EXTRA” funded by Fife Council which included accompanied silent “The General” and “Touching the Void” with Guest speaker cameraman Keith Partridge (currently about to make the final ascent on Mt. Everest).

This event will be our 4th season’s finale, combining the  bi-monthly “Rhythm & Blues Review” with a screening of “Cadillac Records” the story of Chess Records, starring Beyonce Knowles as Etta James, for a weekend of film and music.

Tickets:

Friday 18th: Gig Night with Cynthia Gentle & the TrueTones, Souled Out Blues and Laura-May Gibson and the Bel-Airs

Non-Members : £5.00

Members :           £4.00

Saturday 19th : Film Night, with Tony Duffy and “Cadillac Records”

Non-Members :   £4.00

Members :            £FREE

Two-day Festival Pass :

Non-members :    £7.50

Members :             £4.00

USA 2009

Dir: Darnell Martin
Cert 15

Runtime: 108 mins
Adrien Brody, Beyonce Knowles, Jeffrey Wright, Mos Deff

Written and directed by Darnell Martin, Cadillac Records captures the scrappy beginnings of an enterprise, and a sound, inventing itself as it goes along. Particularly fun are scenes set in clubs or at Chess’ recording facility, where electrified blues never stops pushing the envelope of creative possibility.

All the while, danger lurks in shadows or in rivalries between artists; also in the self-destructive streaks of Little Walter and Elmore James, and the sexual fetishes of Chuck Berry. But the drama largely centres on the potent connections between all these people, who don’t always know where their contribution to a cultural phenomenon is going.

One of the film’s delights is the way Chess and Waters don’t really see rock coming until Berry steps through the door, fusing country music with blues.

Trailer

[youtube-http://youtu.be/cdpI6u3WQVE]

Find out More at IMDB.COM

 

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