Saturday, May 17, 2008
Honeydripper Movie Trailer
Regarded by many as one of the founding fathers of American independent cinema, the director of such classics as CITY OF HOPE, LONE STAR and SILVER CITY, acclaimed writer, director and actor John Sayles's HONEYDRIPPER (Best Screenplay award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2007) continues his extraordinary examination of the complexities and shifting identities of American sub-cultures. Based on "Keeping Time" - his own short story, with his customary understated intelligence, Sayles uses the rhythms of the citizens of Harmony, Alabama to immerse the audience into the world of the Jim Crow south. It's a fable about the birth of rock n' roll - a quintessentially American subject, but with a fidelity to time and temperament that is unusual in an American director.
HONEYDRIPPER features an all-star cast including Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Stacy Keach, Mary Steenburgen, Yaya DaCosta and Sean Patrick Thomas; as well as such notable musicians as Keb' Mo' and Dr. Mable John. It also introduces a major new talent, Gary Clark Jr. who makes his electrifying film debut as Sonny.
Released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland 9th May 2008