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Lower Mississippi River Dispatch No. 276 (Corrected 275)

Monday, Jan 26, 2015

***Y'all, I am so sorry for this second mailing! I had the dates wrong for this week's river happenings. Corrected below. Duh! The Wreck of the Montezuma is tonight Mon Jan 26th, and the Rediscovering North America arrive in Helena tomorrow Tues Jan 27th. Also, many people have expressed curiosity about the Montezuma. You can find out more about the Wreck of the Montezuma on the Rivergator website: http://www.rivergator.org/river-log/st-francis-to-arkansas-city/helena-to-island-63.cfm/pg/5/

River Quickies:

Tonight! Monday, Jan 26th -- Jacob Kittlistad "Mystery Monday Series"(Jackson WJTV Channel 12 )Exploring the Wreck of the Steamboat the Montezuma (Feb 28, 1829) with the Mighty Quapaws.

Tuesday (Jan 27th) Rediscovering North America -- Quapaw Canoe Company will be hosting 6 wild and crazy guys who are paddling UPSTREAM the Mississippi River with ultimate destination the Arctic. Go to their website at: http://www.rediscoverna.com/ They will be in Helena Tuesday (Jan 28th). Show them some love!

Friday, Jan 30th, Clarksdale Film Fest -- Canoeing into Confidence: A Film about Overcoming Fear (by Spring Initiative leader Bianca Zaharescu) and The Mighty Quapaws (by Joey Dickinson)

And remember: February is for Friends of the Sunflower River! Annual General membership Meeting Sat Feb 14th 12noon behind Quapaw Canoe Company. Sunflower River Cleanup afterwards from 1-3pm. Cleanups, explorations, education. All in behalf of the loneliest and saddest river in America: The Big Sunflower. It’s the river with the blues!

Monday, Jan 26th

Jacob Kittlistad "Mystery Monday Series:" Exploring the Wreck of the Steamboat the Montezuma (Feb 28, 1829)

The Montezuma happened upon a snag on Feb 28, 1829, and sank to the bottom of the river. Everyone on board perished in the icy cold waters of the winter Mississippi River. Over the decades an island grew around the wreckage. By the late 1850s the growing island forced the river sideways one mile to eat up the promising town of Delta (county seat of Coahoma County). Later the river left the next County Seat -- Friars Point -- landlocked and dry, as result. For every action on the river, reactions are always felt downstream. Montezuma Island still sits proudly in the middle of the Mississippi River, main channel running east, back channel running west, and a steamboat still buried deep within her muddy bosom. Jacob Kittlistad from Jackson WJTV Channel 12 recently explored Montezuma Island with us Mighty Quapaws for his "Mystery Monday Series." To be aired tonight Monday Jan 27th during the evening news.

For more information about the wreck of the Montezuma go to the Rivergator: http://www.rivergator.org/river-log/st-francis-to-arkansas-city/helena-to-island-63.cfm/pg/5/

or Quapaw Canoe Company: http://www.island63.com/expeditions-montezuma_quapaw.cfm

Check out Jacob Kittlistad’s FB page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacob-Kittilstad-WJTV/129617533735537

Tuesday, Jan 27th, Helena, AR

Rediscovering North America

I wasn't aware of anyone paddling UP the Mississippi since the Joliette and Marquette Expedition of 1673. (Although Kevin Smith of Helena told me that he personally met and interviewed a Navy Seal in 1982 who kayked UP the Mississippi! -- This inspired Kevin to canoe DOWN the Mississippi the following year, in 1983). Quapaw Canoe Company will be hosting 6 wild and crazy guys who are paddling UPSTREAM the Mississippi River with ultimate destination the Arctic Ocean. Go to their website at: http://www.rediscoverna.com/ They will be in Helena Tuesday (Jan 28th). River Angels, show them some love!

February is for Friends of the Sunflower River!

This will begin with a bang this Friday at the Clarksdale Film Festival with 11:30am Canoeing into Confidence: A Film about Overcoming Fear (by Spring Initiative leader Bianca Zaharescu) and The Mighty Quapaws (by Joey Dickinson). Annual General membership Meeting Sat Feb 14th 12noon. Sunflower River Cleanup afterwards from 1-3pm.

Friday - Saturday Jan 30 - 31

Clarksdale Film Festival

DELTA CINEMA

(11 Third Street, in downtown Clarksdale, MS)

11:30am

Canoeing into Confidence: A Film about Overcoming Fear

(22 min.) Follows several Spring Initiative teenagers on their journey to and on the river, as they each face different fears and discomforts — and discover strength, freedom, and joy on the other side. Spring Initiative is an after-school program where participants get to push themselves and each other to be all that they can be. Directed by Bianca Zaharescu.

12 noon

The River Sonnet

(44 min.) Mississippi premiere. Slideshow of photographs overdubbed by an intersplicing of braided clips including ambient sound recordings, regional dialects and fractured audio readings of original poetry. The primary goal of the film is to track shifts in natural and cultural land and soundscapes in order to present a realistic assessment of the state of life in the Mississippi River Valley biosphere. Directed by Matthew Leavitt Brown and Justin Orlowski. www.riversonnet.org

4:30pm

The Mighty Quapaws

(17 min.) New documentary tells the story of the Mighty Quapaw Apprenticeship Program in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Founded by John “Riverman” Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company, the young program teaches “canoe ethics” — using the “Mr. Johnnie method — to brighten the lives of his students and the future of the river itself. Directed by Joseph Dickinson.

February is for Friends of the Sunflower River!

Sat Feb 14th 12noon

Annual General membership Meeting

Sunflower River Cleanup 1-3pm.

Sat Feb 28th

Sunflower River Cleanup Day

9am-3pm Heavy Duty Cleanup

1-3pm Light Cleanup

Canoe Outfitting & Guiding 101 - University of Monroe - May 2-3, 2015

Always wanted to start your own canoe/kayak river business and didn’t know how or where to start? This 2-day workshop is for you! For details and enrollment please go to: https://webservices.ulm.edu/ce/content/canoe-outfitting-guiding-101

Title: Canoe Outfitting & Guiding 101: A 2-Day Primer for Starting Your Own Small Business as Canoe Guide and Rental Service

Description: Learn the ins and outs of starting a small business dedicated to canoe livery and outfitting. Learn to safely guide canoeists through our local bayous, rivers and lakes for supplemental income. Introductory workshop lightly covering the many challenges and opportunities for a nature tourism business. This class will set the stage for for how to make your dream job come true. This two-day class is ideal for the person who loves the great outdoors and wants to share that enthusiasm with others. Half indoor classroom, half outdoors. Participants will know by the end of workshop whether or not to pursue this kind of business, and how and where to proceed if they so desire. No previous canoe experience required, but must be comfortable in water settings. Most aspects of this program are applicable to kayaks and paddleboards also.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

5th CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL features workshops, tours and special guests like Brad Gaines and Charlie Musselwhite — January 29-31, 2015

CONTACT:

Roger Stolle, roger@cathead.biz

Nan Hughes, pba@cableone.net

http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php

662-624-5992

(CLARKSDALE, MISSISSIPPI) For its 5th year in a row, the Clarksdale Film Festival aims to make you laugh, cry and, occasionally, rock out. Organizers promise attendees a feast of Mississippi and music filmmaking – plus a little fresh popcorn.

As Garden & Gun magazine put it, "Mississippi gets its close-up... to celebrate the Magnolia State's films and filmmakers" at the Clarksdale Film Festival. And that means something for everyone — all for $5 or less per day.

The festival runs Thursday-Saturday, January 29-31, at the historic Delta Cinema (11 Third Street) — two theaters plus the lobby. Tickets are $5 per day or $10 for a weekend pass; available at the Delta Cinema box office during festival hours. Official festival hats and shirts are also available in the Delta Cinema lobby. More information is available at http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php or 662-624-5992.

CLARKSDALE FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES SPECIAL EVENTS AND GUESTS

"We're showcasing an amazing collection of Mississippi, Southern and music films at Delta Cinema in our revitalized downtown," explained Roger Stolle, co-organizer of the event and owner of Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art in Clarksdale. "Plus, we'll feature live lobby blues each day at 5pm and a number of special introductions and film Q&As. On Saturday, we'll have two film workshops, history bus tours and more."

Carksdale Film Festival highlights include nightly features: Thursday, Jan. 29 - SEC Storied's It's Time: The Story of Brad Gaines and Chucky Mullins with special guests Brad Gaines (from the movie) and Jody Hill (author of 38: The Chucky Mullins Effect); Friday, Jan. 30 - Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (Mississippi premiere); and Saturday, Jan. 31 - Take Me to the River (with director Martin Shore and special guests Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Boo Mitchell, Frayser Boy and more).

And that's not all.

IT'S A LONG WEEKEND OF MOVIES, MUSIC AND MORE IN CLARKSDALE

"The Clarksdale Film Festival isn't just about great movies," said Nan Hughes, president of the non-profit that organizes the event. "It's also a wonderful excuse to experience the entertainment and restaurant mini-mecca that our revitalized downtown has become. What other small Delta town offers live blues and roots music 7 nights a week, every week?"

Music calendar at http://www.cathead.biz/CatHead/Music_Calendar.html

Other related events around town during film fest weekend include a free photo exhibit of classic Clarksdale (January) 1985 photos by David Rae Morris and Milly (Moorhead) West at the former Greyhound Bus Station (3rd & Issaquena) on Friday, Jan. 30th from 11:30am-1:30pm with gallery talk at 12 noon. The exhibit will also be open to the public Saturday and Monday from 10am-2pm.

Such an ambitious film festival and lively downtown setting wouldn't be possible without strong community support.

"Just like with the Juke Joint Festival we put on in spring, we want to thank all of our generous sponsors and volunteers," said co-organizer Goldie Hirsberg. Sponsors include Clarksdale/Coahoma County Tourism, C Spire, Isle of Capri and Visit Mississippi. For a complete list of sponsors, please visit www.jukejointfestival.com.

The official Clarksdale Film Festival schedule is below (subject to change).

DELTA CINEMA

(11 Third Street, Clarksdale, MS)

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015 – CINEMA LOBBY:

5pm

Music Reception in Cinema Lobby

Clarksdale's Preston Rumbaugh & special guests perform live Delta blues for festival reception in the lobby! Plus, official festival merchandise sales — tees, hats and more.

6pm

"Welcome" & Special Guests in Lobby

Official welcome by Clarksdale Film Festival organizers... Plus, special guests, including football's Brad Gaines (from tonight's feature film) and author Jody Hill (38: The Chucky Mullins Effect).

8pm

Booksigning in Lobby

After film... book signing in lobby with author Jody Hill (38: The Chucky Mullins Effect).

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015 – DOWNSTAIRS MAIN THEATER:

6:30pm

It's Time: The Story of Brad Gaines and Chucky Mullins

(90 min.) Clarksdale premiere with special guests Brad Gaines (from the movie) and Jody Hill (author of 38: The Chucky Mullins Effect). On October 28, 1989, Ole Miss defensive back Chucky Mullins hit Vanderbilt running back Brad Gaines in the back and separated him from the ball. While Gaines was uninjured, Mullins suffered a broken neck on the play, leaving him a quadriplegic. The SEC Storied (ESPN) documentary chronicles the touching friendship between Gaines and Mullins, two men who were brought together through tragedy. Author Jody Hill will sign copies of 38: The Chucky Mullins Effect after the film.

THURSDAY, JAN. 29, 2015 – UPSTAIRS THEATER:

6:45pm

M for Mississippi: A Road Trip through the Birthplace of the Blues

(94 min.) Award-winning travelogue follows blues fans Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle on their 2008 pilgrimage from Clarksdale through the Mississippi Delta in search of the region's last great bluesmen. Includes music and interviews with T-Model Ford, Mr. Tater, R.L. Boyce, L.C. Ulmer, Duck Holmes, Bilbo Walker, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, The Mississippi Marvel and other blues characters. www.mformississippi.com

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015 – UPSTAIRS THEATER:

11:30am

Canoeing into Confidence: A Film about Overcoming Fear

(22 min.) Follows several Spring Initiative teenagers on their journey to and on the river, as they each face different fears and discomforts — and discover strength, freedom, and joy on the other side. Spring Initiative is an after-school program where participants get to push themselves and each other to be all that they can be. Directed by Bianca Zaharescu.

12 noon

The River Sonnet

(44 min.) Mississippi premiere. Slideshow of photographs overdubbed by an intersplicing of braided clips including ambient sound recordings, regional dialects and fractured audio readings of original poetry. The primary goal of the film is to track shifts in natural and cultural land and soundscapes in order to present a realistic assessment of the state of life in the Mississippi River Valley biosphere. Directed by Matthew Leavitt Brown and Justin Orlowski. www.riversonnet.org

1pm

Hard Times

(69 min.) The classic story of Delta blues gone North — told through the eyes of sharecropper, boxer, club owner and bluesman Big George Brock. Hard Times mixes live concert footage in Clarksdale and St. Louis with on-location interviews and archival photos. Directed/produced by Damien Blaylock and Roger Stolle.

2:30pm

Mississippi Madam: The Life of Nellie Jackson — The Trailer

(6 min.) Clarksdale premiere. Preview trailer for forthcoming documentary film on the life and times of Natchez, Mississippi’s infamous brothel owner — Nellie Jackson. Directed by Mark Brockway.

3pm

We Juke Up in Here: Mississippi’s Juke Joint Culture at the Crossroads

(63 min.) Award-winning blues film follows blues fans Jeff Konkel & Roger Stolle as they visit Mississippi's surviving juke joints. Includes live performances by Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, Elmo Williams, Hezekiah Early, Gearshifter, Duck Holmes, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean and more… but the star of the show is the self-proclaimed "King of the Juke Joint Runners", Red Paden of Red's Lounge in Clarksdale. www.wejukeupinhere.com

4:15pm

Clarksdale Municipal School District Film

(6 min.) Promotional yet inspirational educational film short presented by our local Clarksdale Municipal School District.

4:30pm

The Mighty Quapaws

(17 min.) New documentary tells the story of the Mighty Quapaw Apprenticeship Program in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Founded by John “Riverman” Ruskey of Quapaw Canoe Company, the young program teaches “canoe ethics” — using the “Mr. Johnnie method — to brighten the lives of his students and the future of the river itself. Directed by Joseph Dickinson.

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015 – DOWNSTAIRS MAIN THEATER:

12 noon

Barefoot Workshops — New Clarksdale Films

(45 min. total) Barefoot Workshops returns to Clarksdale to tell the memorable food-related stories of Lil’ Kitchen, Big Sauce — the owners of Wops BBQ — and Kim’s Way — the founder of Kim’s Processing (pork skins, etc.). Clarksdale loves Barefoot Workshops, by the way. Join ‘em, and make your own films! The next workshops start February 1st — www.barefootworkshops.org

1:15pm

Fever Dreams

(62 min.) Clarksdale premiere. Four new, spellbinding vignettes of suspense described as “Twilight Zone meets Tales from the Crypt”: The Agent, The Entertainer, Timed Romance and The Cameraman. Directed by Rob Underhill. (Join Underhill for his Saturday lobby workshop at 3pm.)

2:30pm

Bragg N East

(24 min.) Clarksdale premiere. In the time of Ferguson, this gritty police drama explores powerful ways for law enforcement to bridge the gap of communication and understanding with the communities they serve. Directed by Rob Underhill. (Join Underhill for his Saturday lobby workshop at 3pm.)

3:15pm

Time Brings About a Change: A Floyd Dixon Celebration

(134 min.) Clarksdale premiere. In June 2006, a special concert event honored blues piano legend Floyd Dixon. Dixon succumbed to cancer just 55 days later. This is the story behind the landmark live recording. Floyd Dixon, Pinetop Perkins, Henry Gray and other blues legends are immortalized through live music and special interviews filmed during that one historic weekend in 2006. Directed by Phillip Cruess. Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=oISOLhCF5D4

6:15pm

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

(105 min.) Mississippi premiere. A roots music documentary set in another "Deep South" — a half a world away. During the 60’s and early 70’s as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock ‘n roll and stood it on its head – creating a sound like no other. But as Cambodian society — young creative musicians in particular — embraced western culture and flourished under its influence, the rest of the country was rapidly moving to war. After taking over the country in April 1975, the Khmer Rouge began wiping out all traces of modernity and Western influence. Intellectuals, artists and musicians were specifically and systematically targeted and eliminated. Thus began one of the most brutal genocides in history, killing an estimated two million people. www.dtifcambodia.com/#!trailer/c1t44

FRIDAY, JAN. 30, 2015 – CINEMA LOBBY:

5pm

Music Reception in Cinema Lobby

Clarksdale's Preston Rumbaugh & special guests perform live Delta blues for festival reception in the lobby! Plus, official festival merchandise sales — tees, hats and more.

6pm

"Welcome" by Festival Organizers in Lobby

Official welcome by Clarksdale Film Festival organizers, and thanks to sponsors and volunteers.

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015 – LOBBY WORKSHOPS:

1pm

WORKSHOP — Filmmaking with Cellphones: A Workshop for Kids* with Coop Cooper

Join experienced filmmaker Coop Cooper in the Delta Cinema lobby — and outside — as he shares his ideas and methods for young folks (*recommended for ages 7-18 but everyone is welcome) who want to make movies with their cell phones! Cooper is a Clarksdale-based writer/director and Press Register movie critic; he is best known for the films Regress (2012), The Best Day (2011) and S for Sally (2013). www.imdb.com/name/nm4684369/

3pm

WORKSHOP — A Movie: Making it Happen on Low/No Budget with Rob Underhill

Join special guest Rob Underhill in the Delta Cinema lobby as he shares his vast knowledge as a successful film/TV director, producer, writer and editor. His Clarksdale Film Festival WORKSHOP will show burgeoning filmmakers the secrets of making affordable movies in any genre. Underhill’s films have competed in over 200 film festivals worldwide, receiving over 70 awards; watch his new Fever Dreams, This Was My Son, Bragg N East and The Wheeler Parker Story film’s at this weekend’s festival. www.robunderhill.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015 – UPSTAIRS THEATER:

11:15pm

2014 Clarksdale Christmas Parade

(35 min.) World premiere. Relive Clarksdale, Mississippi’s annual downtown holiday parade as captured on film by local filmmaker Conor Coughlin.

12:15pm

This Was My Son

(7 min.) Mississippi premiere. The true story of the American Civil Rights icon, Mamie Till (mother of Emmitt Till), and the tragedy that inspired her to spend her life battling social injustice and racial prejudice. Directed by Rob Underhill. (Join Underhill for his lobby workshop at 3pm.)

12:30pm

The Wheeler Parker Story

(16 min.) Clarksdale premiere. Constructed from historic interviews, one actor (Mike Wiley) portrays Wheeler Parker as he gives his firsthand account of events leading up to the abduction and eventual murder of his cousin, Emmett Till, in 1955. Directed by Rob Underhill. (Join Underhill for his lobby workshop at 3pm.)

1:15pm

subSIPPI

(56 min.) Clarksdale premiere of exploratory documentary highlighting the incredible diversity of people and personalities in Mississippi. The goal is to present modern Mississippi — not one fabricated on myth or romanticized notions but one showcasing the progression and evolution of the state. Directed by Vincent Jude Chaney. www.subsippi.com

2:45pm

Will To Change

(45 min.) The inspirational true story of William Kozielski, a 29-year-old parolee who is breaking the cycle of violence in his community, and mentoring youth out of delinquent behavior. Created as an intervention tool for youth and residents of Clarksdale, Mississippi, it is also being used by the Mississippi Department of Corrections to support pre-release and re-entry programs. A film by Alison Fast and Chandler Griffin. www.W2Cmovie.com

3:30pm

Cheesehead Blues: Adventures of a Dutchman in the Mississippi Delta

(82 min.) U.S. premiere of final cut with introduction by Theo “Boogieman” Dasbach. Dutch director (and blues fanatic) Jan Doense tells the story of Rock & Blues Museum founder Dasbach’s Rock & Blues Museum and his blues friends in Clarksdale — a town reinventing itself to keep the blues alive. Includes James “T-Model” Ford, James “Super Chikan” Johnson, Frank “Rat” Ratliff, Watermelon Slim, Red Paden and other local blues characters. Rough cut of film received Best Blues & Roots Music Film Award at 2014 Clarksdale Film Festival. www.vimeo.com/58095701

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015 – DOWNSTAIRS MAIN THEATER:

11am

Tom Sawyer

(44 min.) Mississippi premiere. Maria Newman is an award-winning composer, violinist and pianist who has scored a number of restored vintage silent films — including this classic, 1917 silent film version of Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer — the story of a boy growing up along the Mississippi River. Born into a musical family with ties to Clarksdale, Maria Newman is an Annenberg Foundation Composition Fellow, Mary Pickford Foundation Composition Fellow, Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra Composer-in-Residence, Louis & Annette Kaufman Composition Chair and Joachim Chassman Violin Fellow.

12:15pm

Love Them Well

(21 min.) Clarksdale premiere. New documentary follows Clarksdale-raised Trey Lewis — a born-again Christian with a checkered past — as the works to spread the word of God and touch the lives of at-risk people in the Atlanta area. From trailer parkes to the inner city, Lewis tries to make a difference one prayer at a time. Directed/produced by Nick McNaughton.

1pm

Life of Riley — special engagement courtesy of B.B. King Museum

(123 min.) Visit the BB King Museum in Indianola, Mississippi, and see this movie at the Clarksdale Film Festival to fully understand the life, success and importance of the Magnolia State’s most famous bluesman — Riley “B.B.” King. Mississippi’s Morgan Freeman narrates this moving story of King’s rise from Delta cotton sharecropper to world-famous “King of the Blues”. Special thanks to our friends at the B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center, www.bbkingmuseum.org

3:30pm

Yazoo Revisited: Integration and Segregation in a Deep Southern Town

(84 min.) Clarksdale premiere with introduction by director. This compelling new documentary directed/produced by David Rae Morris explores the history of race relations and the 1970 integration of the public schools in Yazoo City, Mississippi. The integration there was considered by many to be a model of success, unlike in many other districts where white families fled the public schools for private academies. Trailer: www.vimeo.com/67459498

4:30pm

Nobody

(17 Min.) Clarksdale premiere. New short film about an 18-year-old kid named Elvis, before he became Elvis Presley. The biographical story features the tender relationship between a young man and his loving mother, his devoted teacher, and the senior year talent show that changed everything. It's an intimate portrait of a young dreamer, before the fame and revolutionary fandom. Directed by William Bryan. www.nobodyshortfilm.com

6:30pm

Take Me to the River

(95 min.) Clarksdale premiere with introduction and Q&A. Special guests include director Martin Shore and musicians Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Boo Mitchell, Frayser Boy and more. New film celebrates the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. Brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album. Film features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. www.takemetotheriver.livingfilm.com

PLUS: Ground Zero Blues Club presents film stars North Mississippi All-Stars featuring Charlie Musselwhite live on-stage after the film fest and Q&A! $15 at door. www.groundzerobluesclub.com

SATURDAY, JAN. 31, 2015 – CINEMA LOBBY:

5pm

Music Reception in Cinema Lobby

Clarksdale's Preston Rumbaugh & special guests perform live Delta blues for festival reception in the lobby! Plus, official festival merchandise sales — tees, hats and more.

6pm

"Welcome" & Special Guests in Lobby

Official welcome by Clarksdale Film Festival organizers... Plus, special guests, including Take Me to the River director Martin Shore and musicians Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Boo Mitchell, Frayser Boy and more.

8pm

Q&A in Main Theater

After the film... ask Take Me to the River director Shore and the movie star musicians questions, etc. Then, meet and greet!

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