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04.03, Петък - 16:00, Cinema House
18.03, Петък - 13:30, Cinema House
Director:  Mike Figgis
Cinematography:  Barry Ackroyd , Mike Eley , John Lynch , Patrick Stewart
Producer:  Louise Hammar , Shirani Sabratnam
Cast:  Tom Jones , Jeff Beck , Van Morrison , John Porter , Humphrey Lyttelton , George Melly , Eric Clapton , B.B. King , Albert Lee , Chris Farlowe , Bert Jansch , Eric Burdon , Ramblin' Jack Elliott , Steve Winwood , Davey Graham , Peter Green , Rolling Stones
Production:  Road Movies/Vulcan Prods./Cappa Prods./Jigsaw Prods.
International distribution:  HanWay Films
3 x Blues
Feel Like Going Home
Red, White & Blues
The Soul of a Man

USA, 2003, 120 min, color

In the 1960s the UK was the location of a vibrant social revolution. London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester and Newcastle all had their own music scenes. Musicians from Belfast and Glasgow moved to London, to be part of the club scene there. The post-war traditional jazz and folk revival movements produced fertile ground for a new kind of blues music, influenced entirely by the authentic black blues of the United States, a music that was, for the most part, entirely ignored by the good citizens of the USA .

“My dad was crazy about jazz and blues. Growing up, my first memories are of albums, actually of 78s, because my dad inherited this very concise, Catholic collection of blues and jazz records: Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith. I learned everything I know about music from listening to albums.... Talking to all these musicians, whom I had the good fortune to meet while making Red, White & Blues, it emerges that they all had the same experience. It was all about listening to albums – whether it was in London or Birmingham or Newcastle or Manchester. They all got together in a house, smoked some dope or drank some beer, and listened to albums all night.”
Mike Figgis

Director,screenplay-writer and composer.He was born in
1948 in Carlisle,England.He grew up in Kenya.Later he
returned to his family in England.He studied music in
London.He began his professional career as a director of
advertisements.Winner of the Silver Seashell at the festival in San Sebastian,as director of Leaving Las Vegas .
1988  Stormy Monday
1994  The Browning Version
1995  Leaving Las Vegas
1997  One Night Stand
1997  Flamenco Women
1999  Loss of Sexual Innocence
1999  Miss Julie
2000  Timecode
2001  Hotel
2003  Red, White & Blues – docu
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