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Watch 2 'Bessie' Featurettes on the Film's Music, the Writing and Directing (With New Footage)

11 May 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)" tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12 on digital, and on CD on Tuesday, June 2. The biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on Saturday, May 16. The soundtrack contains a collection of historic and contemporary recordings, including 7 new Queen Latifah performances: "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch 2 'Bessie' Featurettes on the Film's Music, the Writing and Directing (With New Footage)

11 May 2015 10:34 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release "Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)" tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12 on digital, and on CD on Tuesday, June 2. The biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on Saturday, May 16. The soundtrack contains a collection of historic and contemporary recordings, including 7 new Queen Latifah performances: "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with vocalist Pat Bass) and "Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle Of Beer (2015 Remix)." The album also Bessie Smith's original "Gimme A Pigfoot and A Bottle Of Beer" recording, featuring newly recorded vocals, ad-libs and raucous banter by Queen...

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The Official Soundtrack for HBO's 'Bessie' Includes a Collection of Historic & Contemporary Recordings...

28 April 2015 10:48 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced the release of "Bessie (Music from the HBO Film)Tuesday, May 12 on digital, and on CD on Tuesday, June 2. The biopic "Bessie," starring Queen Latifah as blues legend Bessie Smith, premieres on HBO on Saturday, May 16. The soundtrack contains a collection of historic and contemporary recordings, including 7 new Queen Latifah performances: "Young Woman Blues," "Preachin' The Blues," "Long Old Road," "Down Hearted Blues," "Work House Blues," "Weepin' Woman Blues" (a duet with »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer & Images For Dee Rees' 'Bessie' With Queen Latifah & Michael Kenneth Williams

13 March 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Let's take a moment away from the buzz around "Game Of Thrones" season five, and the chatter swirling about Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary, "Going Clear," and talk about another HBO project that has nothing to do with popular bestsellers or investigations into celebrity-associated cults. Instead, let's take a look at "Bessie," an old school biopic that's coming with lots of style.  Helmed by "Pariah" director Dee Rees, and starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, and more, the film tells the tale of "The Empress Of The Blues," Bessie Smith, tracking her rise from a struggling young singer to the icon and one the most successful artists of the 1920s that she became. It's not often that old school blues artists get this kind of treatment, but few of them match the legend of Bessie Smith, and this looks like it hits all the right notes. "Bessie »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: First Teaser Trailer & Images For Dee Rees' 'Bessie' With Queen Latifah & Michael Kenneth Williams

13 March 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Let's take a moment away from the buzz around "Game Of Thrones" season five, and the chatter swirling about Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary, "Going Clear," and talk about another HBO project that has nothing to do with popular bestsellers or investigations into celebrity-associated cults. Instead, let's take a look at "Bessie," an old school biopic that's coming with lots of style.  Helmed by "Pariah" director Dee Rees, and starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps, and more, the film tells the tale of "The Empress Of The Blues," Bessie Smith, tracking her rise from a struggling young singer to the icon and one the most successful artists of the 1920s that she became. It's not often that old school blues artists get this kind of treatment, but few of them match the legend of Bessie Smith, and this looks like it hits all the right notes. "Bessie »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Movies This Week: March 6-12, 2015

6 March 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

 

We're on the verge of the SXSW Film Festival, so several area theaters will be turning into official venues by this time next week. Specialty screenings are still going on in the week ahead, but it definitely is about to slow down until after the festival has us all wiped out.

Austin Film Society has a Free Member Friday tonight at the Marchesa with Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket. The group will be screening the movie along with the original short film that inspired it and it's free to all Afs members. Members can also go the Afs website to claim two free tickets to a special advance screening on Tuesday night at the Paramount of Alex Gibney's new documentary Going Clear, which examines the Church of Scientology. The film will debut on HBO later this month, but this special advance screening will feature Gibney and Texas author Lawrence Wright »

- Matt Shiverdecker

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