The Delta International Film and Video Festival

2009 Delta International Film and Video Festival

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Thursday April 2 - Friday April 3, 2009
Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi

Program #1 | Thursday, April 2 7:30 P.M. | Running Time: 75:16 minutes

Location for all Screenings: the Recital Hall at the Bologna Performing Arts Center, Delta State University, Cleveland Mississippi

Babies Got the Blues (USA; 12:00; 2008)
Directors: Rachel Hamilton and Karen Kohlhaas

The Delta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale, MS has an extraordinary teaching method. Instead of a set curriculum, students from elementary school aged children to adults learn the blues by jamming as a band with professional blues artists. The Babies Got the Blues is a portrait of two artist-teachers, Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry and Richard “Daddy Rich” Crisman, and several of their students.
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Mississippi Queen (USA; 63:16; 2008)
Director: Paige Williams

Mississippi Queen follows Paige, a southerner returning home, who digs past the mask of hospitality to examine gay values and the ex-gay ministry, interviewing southerners on both sides of the issues, including her parents who help convert homosexuals.

* Best Documentary