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Award-Winning Documentary TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Makes Blu-ray Debut February 5th

Take-Me-To-The-RiverNarrated by Terrence Howard, the rich musical legacy of the Mississippi Delta and Memphis comes alive in the award-winning documentary Take Me to the River. The film, which features William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Academy Award winner Frayser Boy and The North Mississippi All-Stars, makes its home entertainment debut February 5th, 2016 from Shout! Factory.  

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Discover the Award-Winning Celebration of the Journey to America’s Soul

Take Me to the River

Soulful ensemble includes Snoop Dogg, Terrence Howard, Mavis Staples, Booker T. Jones, The North Mississippi All-Stars, Frayser Boy,

Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Bobby “Blue” Bland,

Otis Clay, Bobby Rush and Al Kapone

   Available February 5th, 2016 from Shout! Factory

Narrated by Terrence Howard, the rich musical legacy of the Mississippi Delta and Memphis comes alive in the award-winning documentary Take Me to the River. Celebrating the heart of American music, Take Me to the River celebrates the magical mixture of generations and genres that gave birth to the Memphis sound that has influenced the world’s popular music, by recreating that spirit today.  Featuring a soulful ensemble of contemporary and legendary artists, the award-winning Take Me to the River makes its home entertainment debut February 5th, 2016 from Shout! Factory.  The release also includes a number of bonus features offering viewers a deeper look into this one-of-a-kind project, including  an interview with Snoop Dogg and William Bell, an interview with Al Bell on how he wrote the song “I’ll Take You There”, and a session video featuring the Bar-Kays, 8Ball, and MJG. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Take Me to the River  brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album that  re-imagines the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.  The film features a soulful ensemble that includes William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Academy Award winner Frayser Boy and The North Mississippi All-Stars.

Offering viewers a unique insight into creative collaborations of America’s most talented master musicians as they share the struggles, the joy, and inspiration behind America’s music and its impact on the world,  Take Me to the River premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW), where it won the  24 Beats Per Second Audience Award, and has since gone on to earn rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Take Me to the River was created and produced by Martin Shore and Cody Dickinson; additional producers are Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, Jerry Harrison, Dan Sameha, and Brett Leonard. The film was executive produced by John Beug, Snoop Dogg, Ted Chung, and Terrence Howard.

Take Me to the River Bonus Features

·         Interview with Snoop Dogg and William Bell

·         Interview with Al Bell on how he wrote the song “I’ll Take You There”

·         Unseen session video featuring the Bar-Kays, 8Ball, and MJG

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Writer/Reviewer, lifelong obsessive film nerd. As eager to educate in the world of film as I am to learn. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network (www.cultcinemacavalcade.com) You can also find more essays on his blog Naptown Nerd (naptownnerd.blogspot.com).

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