Blues (film) Double Bill (PG*) 4pm 16 Nov 2013

Barbican Cinema 3 (Beech St)

And This is Free (PG*)
Recorded over the course of sixteen Sundays on Chicago’s legendary Maxwell Street, this film provides a fascinating street-level view of the open air market, which has since fallen victim
to urban renewal. The street was a mecca for bluesmen trying to hustle a few dollars from the passing crowd, and many famous names got their start here. Among those featured in the film are Arvella Gray, Robert Nighthawk and Johnny Young.

US 1964 Dir Mike Shea 50 min

Black Roots (PG*)
In the intimacy of a small café, five black activists and musicians – including legendary bluesmen Rev Gary Davis and Larry Johnson – exchange biographical anecdotes and make music. Their sometimes horrifying, sometimes humorous stories about growing up in white America are played against images of young blacks filmed on the streets of Harlem, and intercut with rich and powerful music.

US 1970 Dir Lionel Rogosin 56 min

Barbican Members - £9.20

Standard - £11.50

Concessions - £10.50

Under 18 - £6

50p online booking fee, 60p telephone booking fee per transaction

I will be there from 3.30pm perhaps with Natasha below. :) I will be wearing jeans and brown boots and am 6'2 :)

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  • Cyrus T.

    Sorry for the late notice but I am still suffering from a damaged ankle so unable to attend myself

    November 16, 2013

  • Majeena

    Has anyone been to the Barbican cinema before? The seating map shows most of the seats down the middle are taken and the outsides are left free. How is the viewing regardless of seating?

    November 15, 2013

    • Majeena

      Thanks for your response. I'm not keen on the front. I guess what you're saying, any seat is good?

      November 15, 2013

    • Cyrus T.

      Yes :)

      November 15, 2013

  • Angie

    Looking forward to this

    November 9, 2013

  • Natasha L.

    I will probably be wearing a blue coat with a hood if it is cold. I am 5 ft 8, slim built.

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Natasha L.

    I would prefer to meet before the film starts. How about 30 mins before?

    October 24, 2013

    • Cyrus T.

      Works for me. :) How shall we recognise each other? I am 6'2 :)

      October 25, 2013

  • Cyrus T.

    Would people like to meet before, between, and/or after? You are under no obligation. It's whatever you prefer. One love. Cyrus

    October 20, 2013

  • Natasha L.

    Looking forward to going.

    October 20, 2013

  • Lindsey J.


    October 16, 2013

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