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masterjam

Its groove is on the one.

Overview

Genre
Personal Doc, Portrait, Human Interest, Social Issues, and Music
Synopsis

Brian was “the glue that held everything together,” recalls a family member in the first few minutes of “masterjam.” To some it probably wasn’t a surprise, then, when things fell apart after he took his own life. Brian’s brother Jamie uses footage gathered during his time as the family’s unofficial historian to examine the circumstances of Brian’s passing, the deterioration of their parents, and the roles that music, prescription drugs, and mental illness have played in the collective life of the Curry family. Simply edited, delicately produced, and fiercely honest, “Masterjam” presents the challenges of American (and African-American) family life in a vulnerable and relatable way.

Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
edit-rite
Country
United States
Years of Production
2017-2018
Locations
Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Distribution Details

Release year
2018
Festivals
Twin Cities, BEA, Denton Black Film Festival
Awards
Best Documentary Flick Fair, Chairman's Choice BEA
Language
English
Subtitles
English

Photos

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