Lightning In a Bottle | Full Movie

Lightning In a Bottle
  • PG-13
  • 1h 50m
  • 2004
Certified Fresh87%
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On February 7, 2003, renowned artists across music genres and generations commandeered the stage at New York City's Radio City Music Hall to pay tribute to their common heritage and passion: the blues. Shared with thousands of fans in attendance, legendary performers from the roots of rock, jazz,and rap joined forces for a once-in-a-lifetime salute to the blues benefit concert whose proceeds went to musical education. Executive produced by Martin Scorcese, produced by Alex Gibney and directed by Antoine Fuqua, Lightning in a Bottle captures the night's magic and weaves a history of blues through the juxtaposition of performers, backstage interviews, rehearsals, and archival clips of some of the greatest names in American music, from blues royalty like Buddy Guy and B. B. King to their musical heirs ranging from John Fogerty and Bonnie Raitt to Mos Def and Indie.Arie.
© 2004 Blues Music Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: Lightning in a Bottle pays dazzling tribute to the blues by capturing its power and excitement through backstage interviews and performance footage.
Reviews
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Fresh

March 4, 2019
Washington Post
Richard Harrington
Fresh

The event's musical director, Steve Jordan, marvels at one point: 'Looks like y'all hired the phon...

June 21, 2017
Washington Post
Sean Daly
Fresh

Features a who's who of world-wise bluesmen (and women) and newbie practitioners.

June 21, 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Roger Moore
Rotten

If you know the blues, you've heard it all before. And if you don't, the film, after a promising s...

March 4, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Concert, Music, Documentary
  • Release Date:October 22, 2004
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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