Take Me to the River New Orleans

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Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Running Time:110 min.
Director:Martin Shore
Producer:Martin Shore
Dan Sameha
Cast:The Neville Brothers
Snoop Dogg
Irma Thomas
George Porter Jr.
John Goodman
Ani DiFranco
Big Freedia
Note Writer:Chris Feil


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Wednesday, October 14, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18. It is only available to be watched within the state of California. For drive-in tickets, please click here.


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Featuring the final performances of the Neville Brothers and Dr. John, Take Me to the River New Orleans goes inside New Orleans recording studios and delivers performances that span the city’s broad musical landscape of jazz, brass, soul, hip hop, and funk. In this sequel to director Martin Shore’s 2014 feature Take Me to the River, which explored the musical legacy of Memphis, the director offers us an exquisite musical travelogue of The Big Easy, with remarkably candid and reverential portraits of the artists who keep its melodic history alive, with appearances from Snoop Dogg, Irma Thomas, Big Freedia, Ledisi, and Ani DiFranco among many others. The performances are unmissable, from archival footage to street performances to its rousing one-of-a-kind studio recordings. The true power of Take Me to the River New Orleans, however, lies in revealing the spirit of the city as one of collaboration and unwavering passion. Take Me to the River New Orleans will be screening as a work-in-progress.

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