The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon

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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Film Screenings

Mar 17, 9:00am CDT – Mar 19, 9:00am CDT
9:00am10:25am
Availability:Worldwide

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

Details

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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