HCC to premiere documentary featuring Houston blues greats on June 22
May 30, 2019
The Houston Blues Society and HCC Central President Dr. Muddassir Siddiqi are presenting the premiere of Our Great Day: A Bond With Houston Blues, 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, in the auditorium in the San Jacinto Memorial Bldg. at HCC Central, 1300 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004.
The documentary pays tribute to the rich, African-American blues heritage in Houston by tracing the unlikely relationship between a cast of colorful characters and a Chicago-born photographer who lives in Ireland. It was directed and produced by HCC Central's web developer and noted documentary producer Ruben Duran with a storyline from retired HCC Central English professor and celebrated local music historian Roger Wood.
The primary focus is a 1998 reunion of almost 80 musicians for a group portrait staged in HCC Central's Theatre One (formerly Temple Beth Israel.) The larger story blends diverse elements of local history - from musical, socioethnic, entrepreneurial and architectural perspectives - with blues performances, interviews and personal reflections of a photographer and his transatlantic connection to the original blues people of Houston.
Free admission and free parking in the HCC Central garage at La Branch and Winbern.
For more information, please go to https://cab95films.com/our-great-day-documentary