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Bayou Maharajah@Hackney Picturehouse July 26

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:21 pm
by Garth Cartwright

Bayou Maharajah is a feature-length documentary about James Booker, seminal New Orleans pianist and character. I got to see it alongside a few forumistas at last year's London Jazz Festival and here it returns for another single showing (so book now if you wanna see it). The director will be there to present it and host a q&a. If you know anything of Booker's life and music you will want to see this - it's as rough and ragged and flambouyant as Booker and, like him, sparkles with wit and brilliance. Made on almost no-budget the director is still trying to raise the necessary funds to pay the music publishing companies the fees they demand for the music played by Booker in the film - thus it cannot get a cinema/dvd release until such funds are raised - and so the only way to see it is the occasional screening like this. I imagine Bayou Maharajah entire budget is less than what the Muscle Shoals film spent on catering but it's light years better. Enjoy!

Re: Bayou Maharajah@Hackney Picturehouse July 26

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:32 pm
by NormanD
I fully agree, Garth. Try to see it while you can. It's a real labour of love, and massively enjoyable.

Re: Bayou Maharajah@Morley College Fri 23rd Jan 7.30pm

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:26 pm
by nikki akinjinmi
Apologies for late notice. I found out via Tulsehill Charlie that there will be a screening of this at Morely College at 7.30pm. It's free, but donations to fund the cost of the film will be asked for. There will be a Q&A with the director Lily Keber. ... film_night

Morley College is at 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT.