New film: Honeydripper

by Modculture 2 May, 2008

A new film about the birth of rock’n’roll, Honeydripper, is shortly to be released in the UK.

Directed by American independent cinema stalwart John Sayles, it stars Danny Glover and is set in Harmony, Alabama during the 1950s. The Honeydripper‘s focus is, we’re told, about ‘the complexities and shifting identities of American sub-cultures’. Glover’s character Tyrone Purvis owns blues joint The Honeydripper Lounge and its’ future depends on a show by Guitar Sam. But when he doesn’t show Tyrone is determined the show will happen, and drifter Sonny Blake may just be the answer to his prayers…

The film is notable for featuring many blues artists, including Mable John, Arthur Lee Williams, Keb’ Mo’, and Eddie Shaw. Honeydripper is on UK general release from Friday May 9th. Visit the official movie site here. The trailer is below.