Detroit Film Theatre


HONEYDRIPPER

Friday, February 08, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

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(USA/2007) Directed by John Sayles)

One of America’s truly independent film artists, writer-director John Sayles has for decades been examining American culture with such original and entertaining works as Return of the Secaucus Seven, Brother From Another Planet and Matewan. Honeydripper, his 16th feature, is set among the citizens of Harmony, Alabama in 1950 – the heart of the Jim Crow south – as Tyrone (the amazing Danny Glover), the nearly-broke proprietor of the Honeydripper Lounge, gambles everything to stage a one-night-only gig in order to save the club. As the fates conspire in unexpected ways, the Honeydripper Lounge is suddenly and miraculously poised to play a part in rock n’ roll history. In addition to Glover, this wonderful musical fable features a large, extraordinary cast, including Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen and Sean Patrick Thomas, as well as such musical luminaries as Keb’ Mo’ and Dr. Mable John – and an electrifying debut by Gary Clark Jr. Let the good times roll! (123 min.) Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues. and Wed. at 7:00; Sun. at 4:00 and 7:00

“One of Sayles’ best films – an endearing musical time-piece.”        -John Anderson, Variety

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