The film "Born in Chicago" about the white Chicago teens (Michael Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, etc.) who migrated to the south side in the early 1960s to learn blues from the masters will make it's Chicago debut at 6 p.m. June 6 at the Vic Theater, 3145 N. Sheffield.
"Born in Chicago" includes interviews and /or performances from Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, the late Hubert Sumlin, Jack White, Steve Miller, the ubiquitous Harvey Mandel, Sam Lay and others. "Born in Chicago" is narrated by Marshall Chess of Chess Records fame.
Following the screening a concert will feature the core band Chicago Blues Reunion (Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg, Mandel, Corky Siegel) and special guests Musselwhite, Eric Burdon and Elvin Bishop. Other stars will be announced.
"Born in Chicago" debuted at SXSW last month. It was slated to play at CIMMfest (Chicago International Movies & Music Festival) this weekend but was delayed in post production.
The film was directed by Chicagoan John Anderson ("Brian WIlson Presents SMilLE"), produced by Chicagoan John (producer of Eric Clapton "Crossroads" concert DVDs) and co-produced by Goldberg,. Executive producers are Timm Martin, Chris Stewart and Bert Moreno of Out The Box Records in Northbrook. The project was born in 2004 after Out of the Box invited Anderson to a Chicago Blues Reunion concert at FitzGerald's in Berwyn.
Tickets to the June 6 premiere, which features a pre-show dinner, go on sale the first week of May.