DEEP BLUES film with director Robert Mugge

Runtime: 91 minutes

Producers: Robert Mugge

Directors: Robert Mugge

Actors: RL Burnside, Lonnie Pitchford, Big Jack Johnson, Booba Barnes, Jessie Mae Hemphill and many more!


SPECIAL GUEST: Director Robert Mugge ("Blues Divas," "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," "Hellounds on My Trail"). PRESENTED BY Nina Parikh and Carey Miller of the Mississippi Film Office, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023! THE FILM: Newly remastered in 4K and re-released by Film Movement Classics, "Robert Mugge's Deep Blues is a movie no blues lover, no popular music aficionado, and no devotee of American culture and folkways should miss. It's a genuine document, deep and earthy; a peek into our national soul."- Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times. In 1990, commissioned by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, veteran music film director Robert Mugge and renowned music scholar Robert Palmer ventured deep into the heart of the North Mississippi Hill Country and Mississippi Delta to seek out the best rural blues acts currently working. Starting on Beale Street in Memphis, they headed south to the juke joints, lounges, front porches, and parlors of Holly Springs, Greenville, Clarksdale, Bentonia, and Lexington. Along the way, they visited celebrated landmarks and documented talented artists cut off from the mainstream of the recording industry. The resulting film expresses reverence for the rich musical history of the region, spotlighting local performers, soon to be world-renowned, thanks in large part to the film, and demonstrating how the blues continues to thrive in new generations of gifted musicians. Featuring the music of Junior Kimbrough - R.L. Burnside - Jessie Mae Hemphill - Big Jack Johnson - Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes - Jack Owens & Bud Spires - Lonnie Pitchford - Booker T. Laury - Wade Walton - Jessie Mae’s Fife And Drum Band.