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Take Me to the River (2014)

Take Me to the River

Overview


Genre

Documentary, Music

Release Date

September 12, 2014 (Limited)

Duration

95 min.

Studio

Abramorama

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Martin Shore

Producer

Martin Shore, Cody Dickinson, Dan Sameha, Brett Leonard

Starring

  • Terrence Howard as Himself - Host
  • William Bell
  • Snoop Dogg as Himself
  • Mavis Staples
  • Otis Clay
  • Benjamin Flores Jr.
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Bobby Bland
  • Yo Gotti as Himself
  • Bobby Rush
  • Frayser Boy
  • North Mississippi Allstars

Story


"Take Me to the River" is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Benjamin Flores Jr. a.k.a. Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Take Me to the River" is at its most interesting when zeroing in on the back-and-forth between musicians of different eras who rely on unique jam-session skills..”
by Robert Abele [LA Times]
“..falls woefully short on offering a serious contribution to the history of African American-inspired music..”
by Thomas Lee [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..you can't help but feel all the palpable joy is eliding some darker realities that would lend the copious musical performances a deeper resonance..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]