American Epic – the ambitious documentary series overseen by Jack White, T Bone Burnett and Robert Redford – screens this coming Friday and Saturday at London’s BFI Southbank.
We have two pairs of tickets to see the complete series: scroll down for further details.
Spread across three documentaries, the series charts the development of blues, country, gospel, Hawaiian, Cajun and folk music through the lives of musicians including Charley Patton, The Carter Family and Joe Falcon, using previously unseen film footage, unpublished photographs, and interviews with some of the last living witnesses to that era.
A fourth film, The American Epic Sessions, features Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Elton John, Beck, Steve Martin, Rhiannon Giddins, Taj Mahal, Los Lobos, Alabama Shakes and Stephen Stills, who all have a go at recording on a perfectly reassembled Western Electric recording machine in an old studio in Melrose, Hollywood.
For the Sessions, Jack White runs a house band with the help of T Bone Burnett.
You can watch the trailer below.
The American Epic Sessions screen on Friday, February 19, 2016. The film begins at 8:40 pm. It runs for 120 mins. Location: BFI Southbank, NFT1.
The Amerian Epic Trilogy screens on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The films begin at 7:00 pm. Each of the three films is an hour long. Location: BFI Southbank, NFT1.
We have ONE pair of tickets for Friday and ONE pair of tickets for Saturday.
To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question correctly:
What is the name of the record label run by Jack White?
Send your answer along with your name, address and contact telephone number to UncutComp@timeinc.com by noon, Thursday February 18, 2016.
A winner will be chosen from the correct entries and notified by email. The editor’s decision is final.
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