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Bayou Maharajah

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BAYOU MAHARAJAH explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." This roller coaster portrait traces Booker�۪s life from his early years as a chart-topping child prodigy, his star-studded years playing as a sideman, through to his outrageous solo career characterized by onstage performances in his underwear, dishing out drug-fueled conspiracy theories. Featuring interviews with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint and a generous helping of archival footage, the film brings to life the unforgettable story of this amazing musician.

  • DirectorLily Keber
  • Runtime: 1 hr 38 min
  • StudioVirgil Films and Entertainment
  • QualityHD

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Bayou Maharajah review – rich tribute to James Booker - The Guardian


Bayou Maharajah review – rich tribute to James Booker
The Guardian
Some of the film's most touching contributions are from Harry Connick Jr, who very ably analyses Booker's musical style and reveals that Booker was his mentor, favourite honorary uncle and friend. It was a sadness in Booker's life that, in finding the ...

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James Booker doc 'Bayou Maharajah' arrives on iTunes (full home video listings) - NOLA.com


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James Booker doc 'Bayou Maharajah' arrives on iTunes (full home video listings)
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James Booker is coming to your living room. After playing around town in a series of limited engagements since its local premiere at the 2013 New Orleans Film Festival, director Lily Keber's music documentary "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of ...

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Acclaimed James Booker film 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen at Tulane - NOLA.com


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Acclaimed James Booker film 'Bayou Maharajah' to screen at Tulane
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Director Lily Keber obliged, taking on the subject of Booker in her award-winning 2013 film "Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker." On Monday (April 13) at 7 p.m., Tulane University's Center for the Gulf South will present a screening of ...

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'Bayou Maharajah' filmmaker excited to bring James Booker doc home to New Orleans - NOLA.com


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'Bayou Maharajah' filmmaker excited to bring James Booker doc home to New Orleans
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James Booker, the New Orleans piano icon, is seen in an image from director Lily Keber's documentary 'Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker.' The film makes its New Orleans premiere on Thursday (Oct. 17) as the closing-night film of the ...

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Review: Bayou Maharajah - bestofneworleans.com


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Review: Bayou Maharajah
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Like its subject, Bayou Maharajah follows its own muse, loosely tracing the arc of Booker's life story but quickly disappearing down whatever rabbit hole it deems appropriate. The result is not only a uniquely creative music documentary, but also the ...

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Review: 'Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius Of James Booker' An Ordinary Doc About An Extraordinary Musician - Indie Wire


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Review: 'Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius Of James Booker' An Ordinary Doc About An Extraordinary Musician
Indie Wire
A New Orleans institution, a prized musician among musicians, an eccentric troublemaker, a tortured genius and a soul who could never quite keep it together long enough to sustain a concrete career, Lily Keber's documentary “Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic ...

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