Dr. John called James Booker “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced,” but you can remove most of those adjectives, leaving just “piano genius,” and it would still be accurate. Through never-before-seen concert footage and interviews with the people who knew and idolized him, Bayou Maharajah traces Booker’s tumultuous life from his beginning as a chart-topping child prodigy to his ending as a self-destructive eccentric, looking beneath the adjectives and illuminating both the tortured artist and the city that helped create him.
PLAYING WITH: Music Video by Razorhouse - Dedicated Love Mike Meier / USA / 4 min From Chicago's Razorhouse, a dead-bird's-eye view of the dedication we can practice in service to our addictions.
Music Video by Tammydawn - Faded Love Tamara Feldman / USA / 5 min Using Tarot symbolism and subconscious imagery, a boy finds himself after the neglect of his mother and abusive father. With John Hawkes, Elliot Moore, David Yow, and Tamara Feldman.