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PG-13| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
B.B. King and his trusty guitar, Lucille, headline a one-night-only celebration of the blues' 100th birthday at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Through careful song selection, the concert crafts a musical narrative beginning with the form's earliest blues guitar beginnings, then branches out to encompass the myriad styles it subsequently gave rise to. Old-school practitioners Buddy Guy, Mavis Staples and Dr. John mix it up with the likes of Macy Gray, Chuck D and Aerosmith.

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Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

Release Date: October 22nd, 2004|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The end result is something like the best blues festival anyone could have thrown last year, although Lightning in a Bottle falls a fair piece short of its own lofty goal. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Fuqua's passion for the music comes through in the clear, unobtrusive style of the film, which mixes generous footage of the event's performances with interviews and archival footage, all adding up to a luscious historical snapshot of one America's original art forms. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Simply lets the sinfully gorgeous music and emotions sweep over an audience. show more

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