Born in Chicago


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Born in Chicago
John Anderson, 2013
USA | Format: HDCam | 86 minutes

New York Premiere! Director John Anderson and blues musicians Marshall Chess, Barry Goldberg and Corky Siegel in person for Q&A!

In 1960s Chicago, a group of middle class white boys fell in love with the blues being performed in the crowded nightclubs by black musicians from the Mississippi Delta. Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, and Hubert Sumlin taught the next generation: Barry Goldberg, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Nick Gravenites, Charlie Musselwhite, and others, who went on to make the music their own. Interviews and performance footage of these “kids,” now in their 70s, trace the lineage and scope of this inspired music.

Series: Sound + Vision 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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