Talking Pictures: Crossroads (1986; )

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The Web Theatres Talking Picture Series presentsCrossroads(1986; Cert 15)Directed by Walter HillStarring: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami GertzRalph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they're headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. So he investigates to find a storied lost song. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people's prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn't know yet about Willie's deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke.With a soundtrack provided by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder this is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for guitar fans everywhere.Join us from 7.15pm for a pre-show discussion by local film historian Robert Simpson and some smokin Delta Blues by Mark Braidner that will continue after the screening at The Ivy Bar.Pre-film music and discussion 7.15pm, Film 8.00pm

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