Plot & Details
This biographical picture explores the troubled life of blues singer and master guitarist Leadbelly, who developed his style and wrote many of his songs during his frequent stints in prison. Featured performances are "&Rock Island Line" and "&Goodnight Irene".
- MPAA Rating: PG
- Genre(s): Drama,Family,Musicals
- Run Time: 126min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 06/15/2001
- Director(s): Gordon Parks
- Starring: Roger E. Mosley , Paul Benjamin , Madge Sinclair , Alan Manson , Albert Hall
- Themes: Class Differences,Social Injustice,Musician's Life
- Tone: Atmospheric,Bittersweet,Compassionate,Forceful,Lavish,Reflective,Sweeping
- Keywords: blues-music, chain-gang, guitar, prison, race-relations, singer