MWPAI Film Series: Sidemen: Long Road to Glory

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November 15 & 17
2 and 7:30 pm

Directed by Scott D. Rosenbaum, 2017, United States, Not Rated, 77 min.

Sidemen: Long Road to Glory lovingly tells the story of three of America's most skilled (and most unheralded) blues musicians, so-called "sidemen" piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who played for decades with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. The film vividly captures interviews and performances by the three blues legends, who performed and recorded into their eighties and nineties, as well as testimony from the blues and rock stars they inspired, including Robby Krieger of The Doors, Elvin Bishop, and Tim Reynolds of The Dave Matthews Band. Personal insights from artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa and Johnny Winter offer heartfelt accounts of how these legendary sidemen helped shape their careers, as well as rock ‘n’ roll. Sidemen takes us on the road with Pinetop, Willie and Hubert, sharing incredible stories about each of their personal histories. As we ride along, we can’t help but fall in love with these three endearing men as we experience all the trials and triumphs of their remarkable lives. Narrated by Marc Maron.

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Tickets are on sale 30 minutes prior to each screening.

  • Admission:
    $6 MWPAI Members
    $8 General Admission
    $4 Students
    Free for PrattMWP Students
  • Film Passbooks that don't expire:
    10 discounted admissions are available
    at the Performing Arts Ticket Office:
    $55 for MWPAI Members
    $75 for General Admission

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