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    Take Me to the River

    'Take Me to the River' is a feature film celebrating the inter-generational and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. Music legends from Stax records and Memphis also mentor and pass on their musical knowledge to contemporary artists in this documentary. 
    Country: United States
    Duration: 95 min
    Quality: SD
    Release: 2014
    IMDb: 6.8
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  • Actors of "Take Me to the River"

  • Directors of "Take Me to the River"

    Martin Shore. Director of Take Me to the River
    Martin Shore
  • Creators of "Take Me to the River"

    Rick Clark. Director of Take Me to the River
    Rick Clark
    Jerry Harrison. Director of Take Me to the River
    Jerry Harrison
    Birthdate: 21 February 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Critic Reviews of "Take Me to the River"

    Boston Globe
    September 25, 2014

    Flawed as it is, "River" reminds us where all the great music came from.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune
    September 25, 2014

    Three of the guitar marvels shown here - Hubert Sumlin, Teenie Hodges and Skip Pitts - have died since filming. This is a marginal but worthwhile footnote to their legacy.

    Chicago Reader
    September 25, 2014

    The premise for this documentary couldn't be more stilted, and some of the matchups are enough to make you wince. But there are a few striking intergenerational moments.

    Washington Post
    September 18, 2014

    "Take Me to the River" includes just enough history of the civil rights era to lend it gravitas. The color-blind recording practices of studios like Stax were an anomaly at the time and are well worth noting.

    Los Angeles Times
    September 11, 2014

    "Take Me to the River" is at its most interesting when zeroing in on the back-and-forth between musicians of different eras ...

    The Film Stage
    February 27, 2016

    While you may stick around for the stories, the film's true draw is the music.

    Consequence of Sound
    January 13, 2015

    Take Me to the River is a good-spirited but patchy documentary, less about dropping beats and more about dropping names.

    Paste Magazine
    September 25, 2014

    While those sessions result in full songs, some of the most memorable, iconic tunes in music history, this film never coalesces into something greater than a collection of mildly interesting pieces.

    Austin American-Statesman
    September 25, 2014

    A moving tribute to a grand piece of Americana.

    Austin Chronicle
    September 25, 2014

    It feels like a mishmash effort overall, more a home movie than a theatrical release. That's fine. If you approach it on those terms, you can't help but feel the love, too.

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