HONEYDRIPPER (2007)

19 01 2014

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Jan 24th “Honeydripper” 7.30 @ Colinsburgh Town Hall

US 2007
Director: John Sayles
Cert: PG
Runtime: 124 mins

Starring: Danny Glover, Keb Mo, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yaya Alfia

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It’s a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone “Pine Top” Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant’s, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend go awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club.

Keb’ Mo’ is delightful as the “Greek Chorus” known as Possum, a mysterious and witty blind guitarist.

If you love blues music and early rock ‘n’ roll; if you enjoy a story that takes its time, one filled with complex characters and some memorable lines penned by Sayles – a movie made with love and lots of heart – then “Honeydripper” just might be for you.

 

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