Chicago will be the location this spring for a new, homegrown feature film, The Rhythm and the Blues. Set in the 1960s and 70s, the movie is based on a true story of a Mississippi born family of blues musicians trying to make it in the Windy City.Darryl Pitts, producing partner for the movie, says he plans to hire a substantial number of local actors and crew.They’ll work beside globally known blues musicians Guy Davis and Sugar Blue—and with several Hollywood stars including Leon, known for portraying music performers in movies like The Temptations and The Five Heartbeats.
Supporters of The Rhythm and the Blues will gather Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Exact Publicity, 161 W. Harrison Street, Chicago, IL 60605. Co-sponsors include Real Men Charities; Anthony’s Own, Cupcakes and Cocktails, Edible Bliss, Ellie’s Cafe and Sweet Berries. A surprise celebrity guest will greet fans. Live blues music will feature the Chicago based blues singer Larry Taylor, whose life forms the basis for the film. Producer-director Darryl Pitts will screen and answer questions about his previous film, the documentary Reel Black Love.
For more information, go to the film website at www.therhythmandtheblues.com. For media and press inquiries, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Shawn Zanotti, (312) 265-0941, Shawn.email@example.com or Katelyn Bailey 312-588-0588, katie.Bailey@exactpublicity.com
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