This UK film premiere screening and music event is a joint repmusic-Cambridge Modern Jazz promotion.
‘Back To The Source’ is a multi-award winning music road-trip documentary film by Robin Phillips, retracing the path of jazz and blues in America, from Chicago to New Orleans on a Harley Davidson to connect with the soul of his art form.
The 58min documentary follows Robin’s trip and music experiences and includes interviews with people encountered along the way, including:
– St Louis blues club owner John May,
– Clarksdale tourist chief Bubba O’Keefe,
– ‘The Swampers’ bass player David Hood,
– Mississippi blues man Dexter Allen,
– Muscle Shoals Sound Studio Chief Engineer from 1970s Steve Melton, and,
– New Orleans saxophonist James Martin.
The Gonville Hotel is offering a dinner ticket which will be served during the documentary screening.The screening will then be followed by a one-set performance by Robin’s New Orleans-flavoured speakeasy swing quartet Pinstripe Rèduit, including original music inspired by the trip featured in the film.
The film won ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Feature Film’ at the Kings Cross Film Awards in December 2021, won the PARAI Musical International Award 2021, and was an ‘Official Selection’ in the Best Documentary category at the New Creators Film Awards (Dec 2021).
This is the first public screening in the UK following the World premiere at the Clarksdale Film Festival in Mississippi.
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Tickets including two course meal – £40 Ticket only – £15
Room (B&B) special offer that evening for event attendees – £160
Book by email: email@example.com or phone Gonville Hotel on 01223 366611