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Honeydripper
John Sayles’ new drama is about life in a destitute African-American cotton-farming town in Jim Crow-era Alabama and the music that gave the region its mythology.
"...the blues and I never clicked. Until I saw Honeydripper, Sayles’ new drama about life in a destitute African-American..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

'Honeydripper' Blues
Next-generation Austin bluesman Gary Clark Jr. relives 1950 with John Sayles' big-screen blues, Honeydripper
"...was the star of Sayles and Renzi's then-upcoming film Honeydripper...."

Jan. 18, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

'Honeydripper' Drops on Austin
This week marks two occasions to catch John Sayles' latest close lens on the American experience
"...the advent of rock & roll, in his latest, Honeydripper. (See "'Honeydripper' Blues," for an interview with Honeydripper star..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Film Minute: Honeydripper
Indie film icon John Sayles, not lip-synching
"...his most recently wrapped project. The underlying theme of Honeydripper, set in 1950s Alabama, might be the one thing..."

March 16, 2007 Screens Feature by Michael Bertin

John Sayles
The evolution of American music and Southern race relations in Honeydripper
"...carefully constructed, finely drawn worlds. In his newest film, Honeydripper, music is the mechanism with which Sayles enacts his..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Page Two: The Moment Belongs to the Music
John Sayles' 'Honeydripper' takes flight
"...I saw John Sayles and Maggie Renzi's new film, Honeydripper, in a large theatre, with a completely racially mixed..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Column by Louis Black

Record Review
Honeydripper Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"...Honeydripper Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(Rhino)..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Gary Clark Jr. becomes a Honeydripper, Tee Double sounds off on Kinetic Global, Future Clouds & Radar charts, and yet another Austin Music Hall progress report
"...Honeydripper..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Page Two: Personalizing the Mythic
How a former president's understated decency and the hectic birth of rock & roll electrified Toronto screens
"...of them (both by friends), Man From Plains and Honeydripper, are not only great movies that people should be..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Column by Louis Black

After a Fashion
Is Stephen a closet furry? And what did Dr. Twink diagnose?
"...of writer, director, and editor John Sayles' new movie, Honeydripper, starring Austin boy-wonder Gary Clark Jr., as well as..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Unknown Territory
Writer-director John Sayles on why he returned to the border for his latest film, 'Go for Sisters'
"...the underworld for him. Indie film icon John Sayles (Honeydripper, Limbo, Passion Fish), who made their quest the heart..."

Dec. 6, 2013 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Ain't Messin 'Round
Gary Clark Jr. kisses the sky
"...play lead character Sonny Blake in the 2007 film Honeydripper. Sayles said he thought he'd have to settle for..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Music Feature by Michael Corcoran

National Treasure
Reflections on John Sayles' America
"...Witness Stephen Holden's review of Honeydripper in The New York Times (Dec. 28, 2007). He..."

May 13, 2011 Books Feature by Louis Black

If You Have Ghosts
The 2007-08 AMA's ghosts – past, present, and future
"...year as Sonny Blake in John Sayles' new film, Honeydripper. Clark's character stands at the crossroads of time rather..."

March 7, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Gary Clark Jr. Packs Antone’s for Spotify Exclusive Event
Homegrown bluesman debuts This Land
"...Sayles casting the bandleader in 2007 major motion picture Honeydripper. Third song last night, “Low Down Rolling Stone” twanged..."

Feb. 12, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The 2016-17 Austin Music Awards’ Texan Tower of Song
Thirty-five years of AMAs? More like 181 years of Texas on one stage, on one night!
"...Downtown ballroom via the ever-Pavlovian pipes of a legendary honeydripper missing only a gold-sequined jacket and some pomade...."

March 10, 2017 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Delbert McClinton Oughta Know
Lone Star blockbuster at Gruene Hall
"...perfect honky-tonk pairing. Soup to nuts – Songwriter to Honeydripper, locally – what Mssrs. Jimmy Buffett, Jeff Healey, Willie..."

Aug. 19, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

SXSW Showcase: People of Letters
Tuesday, March 12, 9:30pm, 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn
"...John Sayles, whose quiet films like Lone Star and Honeydripper seethe with social critique. Singer Jenny Owen Youngs, in..."

March 8, 2013 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Gary Clark Jr.
"...Neighbor Blues" evokes filmmaker John Sayles' backwoods blues fable Honeydripper, which starred Clark. That leaves "The Life," written from..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Off the Record
Carolyn Wonderland ties the knot while Gary Clark Jr. gets pulled up to the majors and a sea of SXSW news
"...Honeydripper Gary Clark Jr. has long been hailed locally as..."

March 11, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Handicapping SXSW 09 Wednesday night showcasers
"...Clark starred and performed in John Sayles' 2007 film, Honeydripper, and his forthcoming album expands into R&B and soul...."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

Off the Record
Playing in Traffic with Los Lonely Boys, Daniel Johnston, Roky Erickson's Ice Cream Social, and Dan Auerbach
"...T Bone Burnett camp, and acclaimed Austin bluesman and Honeydripper Gary Clark Jr. is near the completion of his..."

March 20, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Critics Poll
"...MOSER Honeydripper..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Off the Record
The politics of Austin music in 2008: Barack Obama boogies back to Texas, a Man From Plains, and the Live Music Task Force
"...the crossroads for his silver-screen debut in John Sayles' Honeydripper, while Possessed by Paul James and Scott H. Biram..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

Austin Mojo Limits
Bettye and Pinetop reach Austin City Limits
"...a gushing fan described his performance as “metaphysical.” The Honeydripper star certainly hasn’t let Hollywood go to his head...."

April 22, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Saturday Picks
"...for his starring role in the John Sayles film Honeydripper. Although labeled a bluesman, Clark is a multifaceted musician,..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

2007-08 Austin Music Awards
Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 12
"...the award for Best Blues Artist and Electric Guitarist, Honeydripper film star Gary Clark Jr. showcased his versatility with..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2007-2008 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS Tickets On Sale TODAY!
"...The Judy’s (David Bean, Jeff Walton, and Dane Cessac); Honeydripper star Gary Clark, Jr.; and indie rock darlings Okkervil..."

Feb. 19, 2008 Chron Events Post

Off the Record
Armed Forces Entertainment's metal of honor, the Judy's reunite for the Austin Music Awards, Bobby Whitlock and CoCo Carmel's Double Fantasy
"...Okkervil River and Roky Erickson, and a showcase by Honeydripper Gary Clark Jr. Ticket to Ride..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Music Column by Austin Powell

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