BLUES TRAIL REVISITED drive-in film w/Ted Reed (5pm parking/6pm film)

Runtime: 90 minutes

Producers: Craig Kimberley (Cinematographer, Editor, Nolan Dean (Camera Operator), Jenna LaBrecque (Assistant Editor), AudioLink (Sound Design), Hero4Hire Creative (Animation)

Directors: Ted Reed (Executive Producer, Director and Editor)

Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77MjILSQPOc

SATURDAY, 1/30 - 5PM (parking) / 6PM (film) - BLUES NIGHT featuring BLUES TRAIL REVISITED (Parts I & II) - World premiere! "LIVE" INTRODUCTION by director Ted Reed. In the spring of 1970, 20-year-old Museum of Fine Arts film students Ted Reed and Tim Treadway drove through the South to find and record some of the last living blues legends. Their goal was to discover the very roots of American popular music, and the sources of the rock music they'd grown up with—music that had traveled from the US to England and then back to the US through groups like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Cream. 50 years later, Reed, by now an award-winning documentary filmmaker, rediscovered his old film—initiating a new quest, a new search. 50 years later, Ted returned to Memphis, Clarksdale and the Mississippi Delta. Interviewing blues musicians, entrepreneurs, tourists and historians... filming live music and events at Juke Joint Festival... and generally searching for where the music came from and where it's going... Reed dove deep. He also reconnected with Treadway for the first time in years, reflecting on all that had passed during the past half-century. The resulting film—BLUES TRAIL REVISITED (Parts I & II)—is a personal memoir that encompasses the evolution of American music, the upheavals of the Civil Rights movement, the power of memory, and a reflection on the treasures of personal experience, both lost and found.