Director: John Sayles

Writer(s): John Sayles

Starring: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S. Dutton, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gary Clark Jr., Mable John, Stacy Keach, Nagee Clay, Absalom Adams, Arthur Lee Williams, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Davenia McFadden, Daryl Edwards, Sean Patrick Thomas, Eric L. Abrams, Kel Mitchell, Keb’ Mo’, Tom Wright, Donnie L. Betts, John Sayles, Larry Coker, Mary Steenburgen, Brian D. Williams, Santana Shelton, Danny Vinson, Brent Jennings, Steve Holmes, Albert Hall, Ronald McCall, Eddie Mallard III, Eddie Shaw, Eric Housh, Stephan Hundley, James Crittenden, Ledyard Williamson, Mitch Harbeson, Shamar Sanders, Pacey Liz Walker, Marcus Henderson

Synopsis: 1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It’s a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone “Pine Top” Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyrone is desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and local Army base recruits into his juke joint, away from Touissant’s, the rival joint across the way. His plan to hire a guitar legend go awry and Tyrone is forced to take drastic action in a final scheme to save the club.

Release Date: September 10, 2007 (USA) | Length: 124 min | Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Music | MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for brief violence and some suggestive material.

Note: Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007.

 

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