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Author: John SaylesMaggie RenziEric L AbramsGary Clark, Jr.Yaya DaCostaAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Screen Media Films, 2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Anamorphic widescreen format (1.78:1)View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Melodrama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Musical
Ethnic
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: John Sayles; Maggie Renzi; Eric L Abrams; Gary Clark, Jr.; Yaya DaCosta; Charles S Dutton; Daryl Edwards; Danny Glover; Albert Hall; Vondie Curtis-Hall; Lisa Gay Hamilton; Brent Jennings; Mable John; Stacy Keach; Davenia McFadden; Kel Mitchell; Keb' Mo', (Musician); Ruben Santiago-Hudson; Eddie Shaw; Mary Steenburgen; Sean Patrick Thomas; Arthur Williams, (Harmonica player); Tom Wright; Screen Media Films (Firm); Anarchists' Convention (Firm); Emerging Pictures (Firm); Rainforest Films (Firm)
OCLC Number: 221706995
Language Note: In English, with optional Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
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.).
Credits: Cinematographer, Dick Pope ; music composed by, Mason Daring ; costume designer, Hope Hanafin ; production designer, Toby Corbett.
Cast: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for brief violence and some suggestive material.
Description: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DVD-9, single-sided.
Contents: Special features: Cast and filmmaker interviews --
Director's commentary --
Behind the scenes.
Other Titles: Honeydripper (Motion picture)
Honey dripper
Responsibility: 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.

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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.

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