Q&A with Adesiji Awoyinka, Olumide Ononaiye, Darryl Pitts, and Leon Robinson

A tale of passion, struggle, and the enduring power of music in an ever-changing world, The Rhythm and The Blues is the true-life story of legendary bluesman Eddie Taylor and his fight for recognition against obscurity, industry corruption, and the British Invasion’s cultural appropriation. Portrayed by actor and musician Leon, Taylor’s battles extend to his family, where an ambitious young wife and idolizing stepson complicate his quest for musical respect.

Preceded by
Funmi!
Siji Awoyinka, 2024, U.S., 12m
English
World Premiere

Funmi! is a visual praise song for a radiant soul on the occasion of his transcendence from man to melody, from brother to memory.