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Monday Movie Nights at the Delta Blues Museum presents The Blues Brothers (1980)
August 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pmNo Cost
August is John Lee Hooker Month at the Museum, and the blues legend makes an appearance in this iconic film–as do many other Mississippi blues artists. August 22, 2017, marks what would have been Hooker’s centennial birthday. Museum events planned for August include 30th Annual Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival performances and a special exhibit of John Lee Hooker artifacts and memorabilia in the Museum.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating – each screening will start at approximately 8:00pm.
This is apart of the monthly outdoor film series, “Monday Movie Nights: Celebrating Mississippi’s Music History and Heritage,” that reflects the state’s rich musical heritage in light of the Bicentennial. A brief discussion and/or “Question and Answer” session will be held prior to each screening, providing the audience context as to the movie’s connection to Delta Blues music as well as background on the importance of the film and its time and place in cinematic history.