2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

I Am The Blues

Tuesday, March 15
1:45PM - 3:31PM


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I AM THE BLUES takes the audience on a 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 80’s, 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.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: North American Premiere
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2016
Runtime: 106min

Director: Daniel Cross

Executive Producer: Mila Aung-Thwin

Producer: Bob Moore, Daniel Cross

Screenwriter: Daniel Cross

Cinematographer: John Price

Editor: Ryan Mullins

Sound Designer: Christian Rivest

Music: Kim Ho


Daniel Cross, co-founder and president of EYESTEELFILM in Montreal, named by Real Screen Magazine as a top 100 non-fiction production company in the world. He is Professor and past-chair of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, an inductee in the Provost’s Circle of Distinction and serves on the University’s Board of Governors.

Distributor: Bob Moore

Public Film Contact
Bob Moore

Publicity Contact
David Magdael



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