Martin Scorsese’s The Blues: Film Screenings + Discussions
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Martin Scorsese’s The Blues: Film Screenings + Discussions

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Martin Scorsese’s The Blues: Film Screenings + Discussions

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Annenberg Center Live

3680 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, The Blues™ consists of several films that capture the essence of the blues and explore its profound influence on music and people the world over. Originally aired on PBS, the films trace the evolution of the blues from parochial folk tunes to a universal language, each film focusing on a distinct topic from the perspective of seven different directors. Together, the films honor the art form and preserve its legacy in a celebration of its lasting impact. “Our goal never was to produce the definitive work on the blues,” Scorsese said. “It was, from the start, to create highly personal and impressionistic films as seen through the eyes of the most creative directors around with a passion for this music.” 

Co-presented with Penn's Cinema and Media Studies Department and part of our African Roots, American Voices season-long focus on the blues, enjoy four free film screenings from The Blues™ series, each with a post-show discussion.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 @ 7 PM
Feel Like Going Home
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Discussion with The Blues Series Producer Alex Gibney 
and Dr. Timothy Corrigan, Professor of English, Cinema Studies and History of Art at Penn.
Run Time: 80 minutes (film) + 30 minutes (post-show discussion)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 7 PM
The Road to Memphis 
Directed by Richard Pearce
Run Time: 89 minutes (film) + 30 minutes (post-show discussion)


Wednesday, February 1, 2017 @ 7 PM
Warming by the Devil’s Fire
Directed by Charles Burnett
Run Time: 89 minutes (film) + 30 minutes (post-show discussion)


Wednesday, March 1, 2017 @ 7 PM
Red, White & Blues
Directed by Mike Figgis
Discussion with Red, White & Blues Director Mike Figgis
Run Time: 93 minutes (film) + 30 minutes (post-show discussion)

Registration is requested, but seating is first come, first served. Registering does not guarantee you a seat. You do not need to print your Eventbrite registration information.

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3680 Walnut Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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