YFS Past Screenings & Events
I am the Blues
This screening took place on
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 5:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre
A powerful musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the Mississippi Delta and moonshine soaked BBQs in the North Mississippi Hill Country. Visiting the last original blues devils, many in their 80s, still living in the deep south, working without management and touring the Chitlin’ Circuit. Let Bobby Rush, Barbara Lynn, Henry Gray, Carol Fran, Lazy Lester, Bilbo Walker, RL Boyce, Jimmy ’Duck’ Holmes, Lil Buck Sinegal, LC Ulmer and their friends awaken the blues in all of us.
A favourite from 2016 Hot Docs, I Am The Blues takes audiences into the world of the African American blues legends. Capturing the distinctive landscapes and romantic spirit of the American South with an expert lens, director Daniel Cross follows the Mississippi River past Graceland, Muscle Shoals, and into the beating heart of the blues.
Director in attendance.
“Spiritually rich.” POV Magazine
Preceded by: On the Western Plains
Dir. Brett Elliot
Ryan McNally Music Video
- Directed by Daniel Cross
- 2015, Quebec
- 106 minutes
Screening sponsor: Lambert Documentary Film Fraternity