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Chuck Berry The King Of Rock N Roll
UK, 2018, 100 min.
CHUCK BERRY: THE ORIGINAL KING OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL is the first-ever feature length documentary devoted to the life of singer/songwriter/guitarist widely considered the “Granddaddy of Rock and Roll” (1927 – 2017), known for hits like “Maybelline,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Johnny B. Goode” and many others. Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer (BB KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY; NAT KING COLE: AFRAID OF THE DARK) melds archival performance footage and ruminations on Berry’s influence from other music greats (Keith Richards, Nils Lofgren, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper among them) with an exploration of the legendary guitarist’s personal life (including the first-ever interview with Themetta “Toddy” Suggs, his wife of 68 years) and experience as a Black artist traversing the American racial landscape of the 1950s onward. Presented with support from Film Forum’s Documentary Fund. Leadership gifts received from Hugo Barreca, Leon, and Michaela Constantiner, Ostrovsky Family Fund.
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Director
Jon Brewer
Writer
Laura Brewer, Laura Royko
Cast
Steven Van Zandt, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nile Rodgers

Director Bio
Director/Producer Jon Brewer is a well-established music & media industry veteran with a career in Music, Film and Television spanning 4 decades. He began in management with names such as David Bowie, Mick Taylor of The Rolling Stones, Alvin Lee (Ten Years After), Gene Clarke, Yes, and Gerry Rafferty before moving into publishing and the burgeoning video industry, where he was at the helm of the 3rd largest video distributor in the UK. Film Production soon followed, and Brewer produced several studio pictures that went on to be big earners leading his career completely into film and television. Ultimately he applied his knowledge, contacts and experience into making the most authentic series of music documentaries made with the full participation of the icons of Rock and Roll (The Classic Artists Series) distributed worldwide. Brewer recently produced and directed 'BB King: The Life of Riley,' narrated by Morgan Freeman, which has been proclaimed as a masterpiece, prompting the Nat King Cole Estate to commission him to make the (real) story of the life of Nat King Cole 'Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark.'
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