Grammy-winning writer Robert Gordon is the author of six books and producer/director of seven feature documentaries. He has focused on the American south—its music, art, and politics—to create an insider’s portrait of his home. He’s presenting selections from the Mississippi Blues Trail Video Series, which he co-directed. From Charley Patton to Bobby Rush, with stops at Muddy Waters, Elvis, and gospel, these fun and informative shorts are guaranteed to teach you something you didn’t know about the blues.Q&A with Robert Gordon
Short Fiction / Jesse Kreitzer / USA / 12 min.
Folklorist Alan Lomax travels the Mississippi Delta equipped with 500 pounds of recording equipment powered by his car battery, on a quest to document the most beautiful and harrowing songs ever sung.