Autumn 2008 Edge series
Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 4:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 7:00pm
Directed by John Sayles
Starring Charles S. Dutton, Mary Steenburgen, Gary Clark, Lisa Gay Hamilton, and Danny Glover
Rated PG ·
Iconoclastic filmmaker John Sayles continues his extraordinary examination of the complexities and shifting identities of American sub-cultures in the new film Honeydripper. With his usual understated intelligence, Sayles uses the rhythms of the citizens of…
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, 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.