Summer Cinema Programme; Bayou Maharajah

Tue 02 Aug
7:30pm to 9:00pm
£2

Explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.

 

“Ecstatic, sorrowful, beautiful, pained, full of anger, joy and something otherworldly.” - Matthew Odam, Austin American-Statesman

 

Bayou Maharajah shines - especially when Booker plays those 88s.”  Hollywood Reporter

Director: 
Lily Keber
Cast: 
James Booker, Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley, Harry Connick Jr., Dr. John
Country: 
USA
Certificate: 
TBC
Duration: 
1hr 30mins
Year: 
2013
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