Honey Dripper

19 Nov 2008

Director: John Sayles



124 min

John Saylesʼ fable set in rural Alabama in the 1950ʼs. Tyrone “Pine Top” Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge is broke and desperate to lure the young cotton pickers and recruits from the local army base away from the rival club Touissants. He hires the famous guitar player Guitar Sam for a one night only show to save the club. Against his better judgement, Pinetop employs an out of town drifter, Sonny Blake, when the star fails to show up. Is the Honeydripper about to enter Rock ʻn Roll history?