A cool opportunity from Sin City Social Club:
NEW JOHN SAYLES MOVIE “HONEYDRIPPER,” OPENING DECEMBER 28, FOCUSES ON BLUES OF THE DEEP SOUTH IN THE 1950’s
Stars include Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DaCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas, as well as musicians Keb’ Mo’, Dr. Mable John, Eddie Shaw (Howlin’ Wolf’s band) and Austin upstart Gary Clark Jr.
You KNOW you wanna take your honey to the juke joint!
5 lucky SIN CITY SOCIAL CLUB members in both LA & NY will win a pair of tickets to see HONEYDRIPPER this week. The first 5 folks to reply to me with “TAKE ME TO THE JUKE JOINT” in the subject line will win a pair of tickets for NY or LA.
Screening passes are good to see the film Mon.-Thurs. (offer valid from 1/31/07 – 1/3/08) only – any show time - at the theater of your choice! See theater details & show listings for each city below!
Please be sure to include your FULL NAME specific info. on the date, theater and time which you would like to see the movie so we can put your name on the SCREENING PASS list for the show you wish to see!
Winners will be notified with an emailSome info. on the film...
"Honeydripper," the new film written, directed and edited by John Sayles and produced by Maggie Renzi, takes us back to the genesis of rock 'n' roll - namely '50s rural blues from the Deep South. The story depicts a second chance for an aging bluesman, a kickoff to a young guitar turk's career and the rise of rock 'n' roll itself.
"Honeydripper" grew out of Sayles' fascination with the genesis of rock 'n' roll.
"There was no single moment when R&B, blues, gospel, jazz and country all came together to create this thing called rock 'n' roll," he said, "but a big change came with the advent of the electric guitar. Before that, piano ruled. Suddenly a poor boy like Sonny (played by Gary Clark, Jr.) could travel around with a portable, cheap, high-volume electric guitar and peel the paint off the walls."
The Honeydripper All-Star Band, made up of musicians who act in the film, have been touring the blues festivals since early Summer. The band consists of Gary Clark Jr. on guitar, Stax Records veteran Dr. Mable John on vocals, Henderson Huggins on keyboard, Howlin' Wolf/Muddy Waters band alumnus Eddie Shaw on saxophone and Arthur Lee Williams on harmonica. The band will continue to tour in support of the movie through the rest of the year and into the Spring.
The movie also contains music by legendary artists Memphis Slim, Lil Green and Hank Williams.
The soundtrack recording will appear on a label to be announced shortly.
"Honeydripper" is John Sayles' 16th feature film and the 13th produced by longtime collaborator Maggie Renzi. It was shot in the southern Alabama towns of Greenville, Georgiana, Anniston and Midway in the late summer and early fall of 2006.
To view the trailer and learn more about the film visit www.honeydripper-movie.com
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