Chris Johnson, boss man extra-ordinaire, of The Deep Blues Festival announced today that he's added two more documentarys to the Deep Blues Film Festival (which by the way is free with admission to the music fest it's badself). The new films added are Cheat You Fair: The Story Of Maxwell Street which is the story of Chicago's Maxwell street in it's heyday and on to Maxwell street of today and Electrified! a look at Chicago's "Electric, Urban Blues". Both films are written, produced, and directed by Phil Ranstrom. Judging by the trailers both films look to be T-rrific.
Check the Deep Blues Film Festival MySpace page for more film festival updates but here's a partial list of films scheduled to be shown:
"Hill Country Troubadour" Directed by Max Shores
"Seven Signs" Filmmakers: a film by JD Wilkes with Blake Judd
"One Man in the Band" Filmmaker: Adam Clitheroe
"M for Mississippi" Filmmakers: Jeff Konkel and Roger Stolle
"Running Heavy" Filmmaker: Nicholas Robespierre
"Hard Times" Fimmakers: Damien Blaylock and Roger Stolle
"Journey South" Filmmaker: Niles Atallah
"Dare You To Do It Again" Produced by Olga Mathus and Tyler B. Austin
"Cross Country with the Snakes" Filmmaker: Hansi Johnson
"You See Me Laughing" Directed by: Mandy Stein
"Willie King - Down In The Woods" Produced & Directed by: Saskia Rietmeijer and Bart Drolenga
In the mean time for y'alls viewing enjoyment is a collection of videos of Chicago's Maxwell Street including clips from the long out of print Maxwell Street Doc called ...And This Is Free as well as the trailers for Cheat You Fair.