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Take Me To The River - Education Program

Sanders Soundstage

Join us for a short screening of Take Me To The River followed by a question & answer session with film director / producer Martin Shore and artist / producers William Bell and Boo Mitchell.  Students in middle school and high school will have the opportunity to watch a special screening of this award-winning documentary film and interact with the artists and filmmakers.

Take Me To The River is an award-winning, full-length documentary film directed and produced by Martin Shore.  The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording an historic new album.  Take Me To The River features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi Allstars and many more. 

The Take Me To The River Education Initiative seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of history, culture, and the meaning of cross-generational and interracial collaboration.  Through the program, the documentary's artists, directors and collaborators bring the film to students and share a screening, Q&A sessions and more, interacting directly with students, teachers and the community to bring history to life and foster a deeper understanding and respect for all cultures, genders and generations.

Teachers can email [email protected] or call 662-441-0100 to register their students.