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The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon

Mar 17, 9:00am CDT – Mar 19, 9:00am CDT

(48 hours)

This film’s Online Screening is available in the United States Only. It does NOT require an RSVP. All badgeholders and online passholders can watch this film starting at 9am CT on Thursday, March 17, 2022 through 9am CT on Saturday, March 17, 2022, here on this page or on the SXSW TV app.

Neill Kirby McMillan Jr. comes of age in Danville, VA, listening to records from his father's soul radio station and plotting his escape from the confines of conservative small town life. On a bicycle trip across the country, Kirby experiences The Mojo Revelation and becomes Mojo Nixon, a primitive blues-inspired musician. Mojo then teams up with the enigmatic Skid Roper to form an outrageous duo. Relentless touring, a record deal, college radio airplay, and MTV exposure lead to unexpected mainstream success. The song "Elvis Is Everywhere" is a cult phenomenon, but his next single is banned by MTV and Mojo faces a decision that could jeopardize his career.

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Director

Credits

Director:

Matt Eskey

Executive Producer:

Paul Reilly

Producer:

Sal Owen, Eva Radke

Editor:

Matt Eskey

Music:

Mojo Nixon

Principal Cast:

Mojo Nixon, Skid Roper, Bullethead, Country Dick Montana, John Doe, Jim Dickinson, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, Kinky Friedman, Todd Snider, Winona Ryder

Additional Credits:

Cameraman: Craig Knapp, Cameraman: Marc Bracamonte, Re-recording Mixer: Corey Roberts, ponysound

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Matt Eskey
Freedom Records & Films
freedom@anyandallmedia.com

Publicity Contact:

Wendy Zipes Hunter
wendy@passionpointcollective.com
954-815-2712

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Details

Primary Entry:
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Interactive Badge
SXSW Online
Format:

Documentary Feature

Type:

Screening

Track:

24 Beats Per Second

Year:

2022

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Biography, Comedy, Documentary, Music

Screening Section:

24 Beats Per Second

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

85 mins

Availability:

Worldwide

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