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Take Me to the River

PG| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary

"Take Me to the River" is a feature documentary celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

Cast: Terrence Howard

Director: Martin Shore

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Abramorama

Take Me to the River (2014)

Release Date: September 12th, 2014|1 hr. 35 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • Shore should have just stuck to his strengths, which is producing music. As a documentary, though, Take Me to the River falls woefully short on offering a serious contribution to the history of African American-inspired music. show more

  • There's a good deal of pleasure to draw from some of these bonding moments, especially among vets who haven't seen each other for years, but not enough to justify overshadowing the movie's other elements. show more

  • Flawed as it is, “River” reminds us where all the great music came from. show more

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