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Spike Lee’s Mo’ Better Blues at Rio Cinema

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Time 14:00
Date 19/03/17
Price £7.5
  • Produced by Rio Dalston
  • Price Standard tickets £7.50
  • Get ready for Spike Lee’s 1990 follow up to Do the Right Thing
  • Bring along fans of Terence Blanchard, whose music features throughout, and who taught Denzel Washington to mime his ridiculously convincing solo performances
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Mo' Better Blues, Spike Lee’s love letter to jazz, will be shown as part of the wider “Spike is 60” film festival, celebrating the director’s 60th birthday.

It tells the story of renowned jazz musician Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington) as he chooses between teacher Indigo and aspiring singer Clarke whilst trying to take his band to the next level.

With appearances from Wesley Snipes and Spike Lee himself, Mo’ Better Blues follows the fortunes of talented trumpeter Bleek, obsessed by his music and torn by indecisiveness over his girlfriends, Indigo and Clarke.

This screening will include an immersive jazz performance by musicians who will play improvised music throughout the screening.