South Florida Museum's Film Fridays in Bradenton celebrates the blues

October 11, 2012 

The South Florida Museum latest "Film Friday" series should get attendees stoked for the first annual Bradenton Blues Festival that takes place Dec. 1 at Riverwalk.

Starting with this week's screening of the comedy musical classic "The Blues Brothers," the museum's all-digital Bishop Planetarium Theater will be screening movies featuring songs written and/or performed by blues giants like Robert Johnson, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker Skip James and Leadbelly.

The schedule is "The Blues Brothers" (Oct. 12), "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (Oct. 19), "Crossroads" (Oct. 26), "Lady Sings the Blues" (Nov. 9), "Schultze Gets the Blues" (Nov. 16), "Leadbelly" (Nov. 30) and "Ray" (Dec. 7).

On Dec. 14, there will be a special holiday screening of "It's a Wonderful Life."

Details: 5:30 p.m. (doors), Oct. 12 - Dec. 14, The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Tickets: $5/$3 (museum members). Information: 941-746-4131 or visit www.southfloridamuseum.org.

--Wade Tatangelo

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