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SXSW 2014: Martin Shore's 'Take Me To The River' wins 24 Beats Per Second Award

Take Me To The River
Take Me To The River
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SXSW has announced that director Martin Shore's directorial debut "Take Me To The River" is this year's winner of the Documentary Feature Audience Award in the 24 Beats Per Second section.

"Take Me to the River" is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation.

The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday.

Shore's documentary features interviews with 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 All-Stars and many more.

A Grammy nominated music and film producer, Shore is also an accomplished musician who has toured with the likes of Bo Diddley, Clarence Clemons, and many others.

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