BLUES DIVAS with director Robert Mugge

Runtime: 120 minutes

Directors: Robert Mugge


SPECIAL GUEST: Director Robert Mugge ("Deep Blues," "Last of the Mississippi Jukes," "Hellounds on My Trail"). THE FILM: "Eight fabulous femmes strut their substantial stuff in 'Blues Divas,' newest in a long line of joyous music-themed docus from director Robert Mugge... Straightforward docu opens with brief intro from thesp and enthusiast Morgan Freeman, whose Clarksdale juke joint Ground Zero Blues Club hosted festivities and Mugge's high-def crew over a three-day weekend in spring 2004. The actor's laidback and often adulatory chats with the talent punctuate uncut numbers... From the religious fervor of Mavis [Staples] to the defiant raunch of Denise LaSalle, perfs are uniformly strong... Throughout an illustrious quarter-century career...Mugge's movies have been more about the combustible mix of forceful personalities and powerful music than surface gloss." - Eddie Cockrell, Variety