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Bayou Maharajah

Directed by Lily Keber
James Booker, "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano player New Orleans has ever known."

Videos

Bayou Maharajah trailer

Overview

Genre
Music, Culture, Minorities, and Human Interest
Synopsis

‘Bayou Maharajah’ explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced". A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle and isolation. Interviews with friends and musicians trace Booker’s rise from child prodigy to acclaimed session pianist, from his solo career and infamous personal life to his controversial death and continuing legacy.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
in production

Credits

  • Lily Keber ... Director
  • Eric Laws ... Sound Recordist, Assistant Editor
  • Ted Moree ... Assistant Editor
  • David S. White ... Director of Photography
  • Tim Watson ... Editor
  • Aimee Toldeano ... Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Mairzy Doats Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1.5
Locations
New Orleans
Prod. Partners
n/a

Distribution Details

Language
English

Photos

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