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Take Me to the River'Take Me to the River' is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. Music legends from Stax records and Memphis also mentor and pass on their musical knowledge to contemporary artists in this documentary.
Actors of "Take Me to the River"
Directors of "Take Me to the River"Martin Shore
Creators of "Take Me to the River"Rick ClarkJerry HarrisonBirthdate: 21 February 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Critic Reviews of "Take Me to the River"Boston GlobeSeptember 25, 2014
Flawed as it is, "River" reminds us where all the great music came from.Minneapolis Star TribuneSeptember 25, 2014
Three of the guitar marvels shown here - Hubert Sumlin, Teenie Hodges and Skip Pitts - have died since filming. This is a marginal but worthwhile footnote to their legacy.Chicago ReaderSeptember 25, 2014
The premise for this documentary couldn't be more stilted, and some of the matchups are enough to make you wince. But there are a few striking intergenerational moments.Washington PostSeptember 18, 2014
"Take Me to the River" includes just enough history of the civil rights era to lend it gravitas. The color-blind recording practices of studios like Stax were an anomaly at the time and are well worth noting.Los Angeles TimesSeptember 11, 2014
"Take Me to the River" is at its most interesting when zeroing in on the back-and-forth between musicians of different eras ...The Film StageFebruary 27, 2016
While you may stick around for the stories, the film's true draw is the music.Consequence of SoundJanuary 13, 2015
Take Me to the River is a good-spirited but patchy documentary, less about dropping beats and more about dropping names.Paste MagazineSeptember 25, 2014
While those sessions result in full songs, some of the most memorable, iconic tunes in music history, this film never coalesces into something greater than a collection of mildly interesting pieces.Austin American-StatesmanSeptember 25, 2014
A moving tribute to a grand piece of Americana.Austin ChronicleSeptember 25, 2014
It feels like a mishmash effort overall, more a home movie than a theatrical release. That's fine. If you approach it on those terms, you can't help but feel the love, too.
Gallery of "Take Me to the River"