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Film Screening - Honeydripper - John Sayles' newest starring Danny Glover
Date Friday April 04
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
600 4th St, West Sacramento - that's the corner of 4th & F in West Sacramento, just over the river from downtown.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorMovies on a Big Screen
Emailscreenings [at]
4/4 7 PM


Location: 600 4th St, West Sacramento - that's the corner of 4th & F in West Sacramento, just over the river from downtown.

Admission: $7.00

It's 1950 and it's a make or break weekend for Tyrone Purvis (Danny Glover), the proprietor of the Honeydripper Lounge. Deep in debt, Tyrone is desperate to bring back the crowds that used to come to his place. He decides to lay off his long-time blues singer Bertha Mae, and announces that he's hired a famous guitar player, Guitar Sam, for a one night only gig in order to save the club.

Into town drifts Sonny Blake, a young man with nothing to his name but big dreams and the guitar case in his hand. Rejected by Tyrone when he applies to play at the Honeydripper, he is intercepted by the corrupt local Sheriff (Stacy Keach), arrested for vagrancy and rented out as an unpaid cotton picker to the highest bidder. But when Tyrone's ace-in-the-hole fails to materialize at the train station, his desperation leads him back to Sonny and the strange, wire-dangling object in his guitar case. The Honeydripper lounge is all set to play its part in rock n' roll history.

Directed by John Sayles ("Brother From Another Planet" along with 14 other films), "Honeydripper" also stars Gary Clark Jr. (voted best blues musician at the 1998 Austin Music Awards) and features Mary Steenburgen, Arthur Lee Williams (former musician with Muddy Waters and Elmore James), Eddie Shaw (former musician with Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf) and a host of others!

Winner, Best Independent or Foreign Film, NAACP Image Awards

Please note that admission for Honeydripper is $7.00 (rather than our usual $5 admission).

Digital projection on to a large screen. Seating is mostly on folding chairs. Feel free to bring a pillow or cushion (or even your own chair).

Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 31st, 2008 6:04 PM

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