Directed & Produced by Jesse Lauter
Produced by Wayne Forte & Blake Budney
Executive Producers: Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Beug, Thomas Tull, Alba Tull & Bert Ellis
Featuring: Leon Russell, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Rita Coolidge, Chris Robinson,
Jim Keltner, Dave Mason, Claudia Lennear, Tedeschi Trucks Band
With appearances by: Joe Cocker, Steve Earle, Jon Landau, David Fricke, Larry Campbell
Run time: 111 Minutes
An electrifying documentary and concert film spotlighting the reunion of the celebrated “Mad Dogs & Englishmen,” Joe Cocker’s short-lived tour featuring a mammoth thirty-two piece band. The original members (including the late Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell) and the reunion organizers (Grammy Award - winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi) tell the story of the original tour and the reunion, both highlighted by inspired performances.
In the spring of 1970, Joe Cocker undertook what became the legendary Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, immortalized in a live album and concert film. Fifty years later, first-time filmmaker Jesse Lauter tells the complete story through the lens of the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s reunion of the Mad Dogs. In addition to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and the entire Tedeschi Trucks Band, this reunion featured 12 of the original Mad Dogs, including Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and Claudia Lennear, plus guest performers Chris Robinson and Dave Mason, among others. The film showcases inspired performances from the reunion show, along with an exclusive look at the history of the tour and never-before-seen archival materials, commentary from the original members, critic David Fricke, notable fans who attended shows on the original tour and features the last filmed interview with the late Leon Russell.
Friday, Jan 21
$15 plus fees
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