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B.B. King: The Life of Riley

119 minutes — PG, Jon Brewer, United Kingdom, 2012
Born during the Great Depression in a tiny cabin on a plantation in Mississippi, Riley B. King (B.B. King) came from poverty and a broken family. He went on to become one of the greatest guitarists of all time and the “King of the Blues”. King grew up singing gospel and practicing guitar while juggling manual labour jobs and King worked his way onto the radio as a backup singer and DJ. He was soon discovered by the legendary producer Sam Phillips who helped launched his career into the world of R&B. It’s an amazing rags-to-riches story, but what separates King’s story from others is his incredible modesty, humour and raw talent. Director Jon Brewer takes us on a soulful journey through King’s life including intimate discussions and never-before-seen archival footage of B.B. The film also features a multitude of testimonials from A-list musicians and artists who speak about King’s music and how it influenced their own work and modern day music. Robin Smith, Hot Docs

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  • Marc

    Hey guys, I agree with Niki, Victory Cafe has better beer and a nicer patio. Let's try there

    June 21, 2013

    • Roy

      581 Markham St., right?

      June 21, 2013

    • Marc

      right!

      June 22, 2013

  • N.K

    Great!

    June 21, 2013

  • Marc

    Anyone up for a drink at Paupers at 7:30 or 8 pm?

    June 21, 2013

    • Roy

      Sure. See you then.

      June 21, 2013

  • N.K

    Definitely if it's the Victory cafe instead. Much better beer.

    June 21, 2013

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