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 :)