Take Me to the River
Take Me to the River - Trailer
Director Martin ShoreYear 2014Genre(s) Documentaries
Memphis and the Mississippi Delta have been the homes of one of the world's most extraordinary music scenes, expanding from the rock 'n' roll of Elvis Presley, through to the soul of Otis Redding, Al Green and Booker T. & the M.G.'s, and later the extraordinary modern pop of Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears. Now, all generations of Memphis music are uniting in a phenomenal move which sees the heart-warming coming together of musicians of all ages, races and creeds. Among those featuring in the movie are Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Charlie Musselwhite and Frayser Boy, and together they take to the studio in one of the most inspirational collaborations of all time - and they're taking you along for the ride.
'Take Me To The River', named after the song by Al Green, is a touching music documentary which blurs the lines between generations and race in a move that is purely about the journey of Memphis music. Narrated by 'Iron Man' star Terrence Howard, the movie has been directed by Martin Shore in his directorial debut and co-written by Talking Heads' guitarist Jerry Harrison, Zac Stanford ('Sleepwalking', 'The Chumscrubber'), Rick Clark and Julie Janata. After winning awards at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, the movie is coming to cinemas soon.
Starring: Terrence Howard, James Alexander, Al Bell, William Bell, Bobby Bland, Stephanie Bolton, Scott Bomar, George Brown Jr., Ben Cauley, Chris Chew, Otis Clay, Edward 'Hot' Cleveland, Cedric Coleman, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson