I CAN ONLY BE MARY LANE

Directed by Jesseca Ynez Simmons


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Category: Documentary Feature
Year: 2018
Run Time: 60 min

Synopsis: At 82, Mary Lane is one of the last legendary Blues musicians that made the Great Migration from America's south. Although Mary is widely respected in Chicago, she has never gotten the wider recognition she deserves. I CAN ONLY BE MARY LANE follows Mary as she records just her second studio album and first in over 20 years. Her producer thinks it could potentially win her a grammy, if only they can get it done. Singer Mary Lane was born in 1935 in Clarendon, Arkansas. After honing her skills in local juke joints in the company of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Nighthawk and James Cotton, Lane relocated to Chicago in 1957 and cut her debut single "You Don't Want My Lovin' No More." A favorite among peers for her dulcet tones, she nevertheless did not record again for several decades, remaining virtually unknown outside of the Chicago Blues faithful.

"This is a film for all true music lovers. It gives you belief in classic music, as well as the inspiration on how we should all grasp life and squeeze it for all it's worth." --Gigwise Review

Awards/Screenings: Director's Award for Artistic Merit, Santa Cruz Film Festival / Multiple screenings, including Big Muddy Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Doc 'n Roll Film Festival (UK)

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Friday, April 26, 8:00 PM
UACCB
$5 / $4 Students and Over Age 54
$3 Foothills Film Society Members

 

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