Film: BB King – The Life of Riley


BB King – The Life of Riley makes its North American debut at NXNE Film 2013.

British director Jon Brewer shot over 250 hours of footage on blues legend BB King, with narration by Morgan Freeman and featuring appearances by Bono, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, and a host of other rock legends (as well as President Barack Obama) paying their respect to BB. The king of blues also opens up to tell the story of how an oppressed and somewhat orphaned youth came to influence and earn unmitigated praise.

Recently, NXNE Film director Cam Carpenter spoke to Brewer about BB King and the documentary – look for the NXNE Magazine (coming soon) to read their conversation.

NXNE Film will screen 30+ movies June 13th to 16th at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and alternative spaces in Toronto. Head here for more and pick up your NXNE pass or wristband to experience it all.