Clarksdale Film Festival – January 23-26, 2014
Film Fest information is at http://www.jukejointfestival.com/film_fest.php
Dutch Filmmaker Jan Doense will be present at the Festival introducing his prescreening of the documentary film: Cheesehead Blues,Adventures of a Dutchman in the Mississippi Delta. Jan Doense filmed his labor of love in Clarksdale and the Delta with a burning question: Can a Dutchman have the blues? This film is about Clarksdale and the blues and features the Rock & Blues Museum and its founder Theo D along with the late Frank Ratliff, Roger Stolle, Bill Luckett, Morgan Freeman, Red Paden, andmusicians Super Chikan, the late T-Model Ford, Watermelon Slim, Sean Apple, LaLa, Stan Street, Deak Harp, Liz Mandeville and many more.
Cheesehead Blues will be shown on Friday Jan 24, 2014 scheduled at 6 pm. Do not miss it!
On Saturday Dutch filmmaker Ko de Korte will be present at the film festival to introduce his documentary Rural Blues, Mississippi, 1989. Ko travelled to Mississippi searching for original blues of which he had never heard of in the Netherlands. His pilgrimage is a tribute to 18 blues artists filmed in 1989 in the Hills and the Delta from a bygone Mississippi generation such as R. L. Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, Ranie Burnette, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Sam Carr, Frank Frost, Earnest Roy Sr, Sonny Boy Nelson, James Son Thomas and many others.
Rural Blues, MIssissippi 1989, will be shown on Saturday Jan 25, 2014 scheduled at 4 pm.
Our best wishes for 2014 and we will keep you posted in our next newsletter!
President, Rock & Blues Museum,
113 East 2nd Street, Clarksdale, MS 38614