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Poster for The Blues Under the Skin (2K restoration)

The Blues Under the Skin (2K restoration)

Dates with showtimes for The Blues Under the Skin (2K restoration)
  • Fri, May 31

Director: Roviros Manthoulis Run Time: 88 min. Release Year: 1973 Language: French

Starring: B.B. King

Featuring performances by BB King and Buddy Guy! Discover a lost Blues classic!

Synopsis: In the early 1970s, during a resurgence of interest in the Delta blues,  music documentarian Roviros Manthoulis traveled to the Mississippi Delta to capture on film the remnants of the authentic American blues. Traveling throughout the deep South, Manthoulis filmed candid interviews and intimate performances by such legends B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Mance Lipscomb, Bukka White, and Roosevelt Sykes. His objective was to not only document the music but also penetrate the surface of the blues and explore the emotional and sociopolitical factors that make it such an expressive and haunting musical form. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, The Blues Under The Skin dramatizes the tumultuous relationship of a young couple (Onike Lee and Roland Sanchez) as they struggle to overcome the barriers of poverty and prejudice that keep them from finding happiness together.

Please join us Friday, May 31, 2024 at 7:30 for a special introduction by blues DJ Janine Harty.★

Janine Harty hosts Record Party Thursdays from 8-11PM PT at Rez Radio 91.3. Janine is the President (Education) at Blues Lovers United of San Diego, a non-profit, membership-driven 501c3 corporation affiliated with The Blues Foundation of Memphis, Tennessee. The organization actively promotes all aspects of blues music throughout Southern California through a variety of activities. Janine is also a former blues DJ at KSDS San Diego Jazz 88.3 FM.

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Ticket Prices: $12 Regular / $10 Students & Seniors / $9 Members

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