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Lightning in a Bottle

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Released

2004

Runtime

108

Lightning in a Bottle

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What's it About

Antoine Fuqua's documentary (produced by Martin Scorcese) captures the historic February 7, 2003 event at Radio City Music Hall, where a once-in-a-lifetime roster of performers gathered to celebrate the centennial of the Blues. Fuqua alternates their renditions of timeless blues classics with interviews and stills evoking the societal conditions that inspired this uniquely American musical form.

Why we love it

Attention, rhythm and blues fans: this is your movie! This exhilarating, toe-tapping performance film gives you a front-row seat for this milestone event, with peerless musicians young and old honoring the birth of the blues. Macy Gray and Steven Tyler, Natalie Cole and Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt and Keb Mo, and John Fogerty and B.B King (among many others) appear to pay tribute and light up the auditorium with their joy and talent. What a ride!