Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Thu, Oct 20, 2011
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World Premiere With Special Guests!
Panel discussion following with director David Peck, producer Tom Gulotta, Ray Charles catalog authority James Austin and York University associate professor of ethnomusicology, Rob Bowman, moderated by Ray Charles' biographer David Ritz.
2011, Reelin' in the Years Productions, 105 min, USA, Dir: David Peck

Lost for 50 years, these newly discovered
concerts were filmed at the 1961 Antibes Jazz Festival in France and present Ray Charles in his prime with the original Raelettes and his legendary band (including David “Fathead” Newman and Hank Crawford.) These debut performances in Europe opened the door for Ray Charles to become one o...f America’s most revered international stars. Produced by the Grammy-nominated filmmakers at Reelin' in the Years Productions (and distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment), this concert is taken from original 16mm films that have been newly transferred and digitally restored. The films have been kept securely over this long period at Ina (the archives of the French Public TV and Radio) whose collection tops up to nearly half a million hours of digitized TV content of all kinds. "Seeing and hearing Ray perform so brilliantly 50 years ago in France is an inspiration and reminds us just how gifted this man was and what an amazing and special talent he had. This film is a fantastic way for us to continue to celebrate Ray Charles and his beautiful legacy." - Jamie Foxx

Screening format: DVD [Photos courtesy of Reelin' in the Years Productions]
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Oct 20, 2011 • 7:30pm
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