Born in Chicago

White Black and BluesClick here to view the trailer.

Born in Chicago in Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone Sept 12 Born in Chicago articleIn the magazine’s September 12, 2013 issue,
David Browne wrote this about the film.

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Rolling Stone Announces PledgeMusic Campaign For Born In Chicago

Born In Chicago's commercial release is one step closer with Rolling Stone's July 2015 announcement of the launch of
a PledgeMusic campaign.

Born in Chicago
Sold-out Screening at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles

On May 11, The Clive Davis Theater at The Grammy Museum played host to the Los Angeles premiere of BORN IN CHICAGO.

The evening also included a Q and A moderated by Bob Merlis and featuring Director John Anderson and stars Barry Goldberg, Corky Siegel, Sam Lay and Elvin Bishop.  A blues-rocking set by Goldberg, Siegel, Lay, Bishop, Marcy Levy, Rick Reed, Zach Wagner, Jimmy Vivino and Gary Mallaber closed the night.

SXSW Film Festival Premieres Born in Chicago

The Chicago blues documentary had three successful screenings at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival, where it was included in The Hollywood Reporter’s list of "10 Must-See Music Films."

The Austin Chronicle had this to say about the film.

Born in Chicago at SXSW2013 SXSW FILM FEST
(L-R: Barry Goldberg, Timm Martin, John Anderson,
Corky Siegel, Harvey Mandel)

Full House for Born in Chicago at NYC's Lincoln Center

As part of Film Society Lincoln Center’s ‘Sound + Vision’ series, Born In Chicago screened to a capacity crowd at Lincoln Center in New York in July of 2013.

The screening was followed by an animated Q and A featuring Marshall Chess, Barry Goldberg, Corky Siegel and John Anderson, moderated by Bob Merlis. Jim Bessman of The reviewed the discussion.

Born in Chicago in the Big AppleBORN IN CHICAGO IN THE BIG APPLE
(L-R: Marshall Chess, Barry Goldberg, Bob Merlis, John Anderson, Corky Siegel).

Born in Chicago Hometown Premiere and Kick-Off Concert

Hometown Premiere

The film had its hometown premiere at Chicago’s Gene Siskel Center, where it played to packed houses June 7 through 13, 2013.

Kick-off Concert

On the eve of the Siskel residency, the stars of the film gathered for a sold-out concert at The Vic Theatre, where Chicago Blues Reunion (Nick Gravenites, Barry Goldberg, Harvey Mandel and Corky Siegel) was joined onstage by Sam Lay, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite and Eric Burdon for an unforgettable night of Chicago blues.

Read Linda Cain's concert review in the Chicago Blues Guide.

Born in Chicago on WBEZ

Barry Goldberg and John Anderson discussed the film and the concert as guests on WBEZ Chicago’s ‘The Morning Shift’ with Tony Sarabia and Richard Steele.

Goldberg and Anderson on WBEZ Chicago

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