• Lightning in a Bottle (2004)

Lightning in a Bottle

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2005

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.

Cast: Buddy Guy, Solomon Burke

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Vulcan Productions

Keywords: Inspiring, Spirited, Underdog, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    See it with an open heart and a tapping toe. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A movie which, like all the best blues, makes good times out of bad times, makes smiles out of hurt, makes tears taste like honey. show more

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