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Honeydripper [videorecording]

a Screen Media Films release ; Anarchists' Convention presents in association with Emerging Pictures and Rainforest Films ; produced by Maggie Renzi ; written, directed and edited by John Sayles
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
In 1950s rural Alabama, Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge, is deep in debt fighting a rival club's popularity. Desperate to stay open, Tyrone decides to bet on famous talent, laying off his regular performers and giving his last cash to bring in the popular Guitar Sam, for a one-night-only gig. But when the train arrives and Guitar Sam is nowhere to be found, Tyrone finds himself facing even longer odds yet.
Director
John Sayles
Performers
Eric Abrams, Gary Clark Jr., Yaya Dacosta, Charles S. Dutton, Daryl Edwards, Danny Glover, Albert Hall, Vondie Curtis Hall, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Brent Jennings, Dr. Mable John, Stacy Keach, Davenia McFadden, Kel Mitchell, Keb' Mo', Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Eddie Shaw, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Patrick Thomas, Arthur Lee Williams, Tom Wright.
Release Date
2007
Run Time
124 min.
Language
In English, with optional Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief violence and some suggestive material
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2007.
  • Special features: optional director's commentary; one-on-one interviews with Sayles, Glover, Dutton, and Renzi (19 min.); "Behind the scenes" featurette (27 min.).
Uniform Title
Honeydripper (Motion Picture)
Variant Title
Honey dripper
Awards Note
NAACP Image Award, Best independent film ; One of the top 10 independent films of the year, by the National Board of Review ; Best Screenplay at the 2007 San Sebastián International Film Festival.
Edition
Anamorphic widescreen format (1.78:1)
Contents
  • Special features: Cast and filmmaker interviews
  • Director's commentary
  • Behind the scenes.
Credits
Cinematographer, Dick Pope ; music composed by, Mason Daring ; costume designer, Hope Hanafin ; production designer, Toby Corbett.
Published
[New York] : Screen Media Films, 2008.
Publisher no.
68104699 Screen Media Films
Description
1 videodisc (124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, single-sided.
Technical Details
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