Sound Unseen is proud to present the MN PREMIERE of “BAYOU MAHARAJAH” by director Lily Keber at the Trylon microcinema.
“Bayou Maharajah” explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, 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, 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.
Dir. Lily Keber, 2013, USA, 98 min., HD