September 10, 2005

Making The Point



As you may recall, back in May, I offered my first impressions on Michael Murphy's documentary labor of love on New Orleans music, Make It Funky!, after I had gone to an advanced screening.

While I had one small gripe with it then, it's time to erase that and embrace the film totally. Before Katrina hit, Make It Funky! was an entertaining and compelling portrait of the importance and significance of New Orleans' musical heritage. After the devastation to the city and the displacement of its citizens and their music makers, this thing is absolutely priceless. I urge you to see it in a threatre, rent it, buy it. The concert footage is smokin'; plus, you get to hear some of the originators of the music talk about it very personally.

The theatrical and
DVD release of Make It Funky! is set for September 27th. I have not seen it again since the screening, so I can only imagine how much more poignant and uplifting the film will be now. Can't wait. There is no better arguement for why New Orleans must be reclaimed, rebuilt and revitalized.

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8:11 PM, September 10, 2005  
Blogger RAJ said...

I'm looking at the VH-1 schedule for Wednesday, September 14 8pm-10:30
"Make It Funky"...Same? Having trouble finding details...

6:30 PM, September 14, 2005  
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7:32 PM, September 14, 2005  
Blogger RAJ said...

Make It Funky is on VH-1(right now)
scheduled to repeat on BET Sunday
according to Yahoo TV

7:35 PM, September 14, 2005  

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