Bayou Maharajah: James Booker  USA / 2013 / 96 mins

Bayou Maharajah explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Brooker, who Dr. John described as “the best black, gay one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.”

 

This roller coaster portrait traces Booker’s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career, characterized by onstage performances in his underwear and dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

Showtimes

Sunday, December 8 / 1:15pm

Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 2

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Credits

Director

Lily Keber

Producers

Lily Keber, Nate Kohn ATTENDING

Principal Cast

Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley, Harry Connick, Jr.

Language

English


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