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Directed by John Anderson

United States 2013 86 mins. In English

BORN IN CHICAGO chronicles a uniquely musical passing of the torch as it tells two interlocking stories. First, how white, middle-class kids—among them Michael Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Steve Miller—ventured deep into smoky South Side nightclubs in the 1960s to learn the music of and forge bonds with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, and Sonny Boy Williamson. And then, how these musicians went on in bands like Janis Joplin’s, The Electric Flag, and Canned Heat to bring Chicago blues into rock and roll. Full of great performances and interviews, vintage and current, with Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Hubert Sumlin, Eric Burdon, Buddy Guy, Sam Lay, Harvey Mandel, Jim Schwall, Jack White, and more.