A deeply moving tribute to Texas blues man, Mance Lipscomb, whom many people consider to be the greatest blues guitarist and songster of all time. Born in 1895, he was a Black Texas sharecropper, guitarist, and singer. In this engaging documentary, a film crew visits to listen to him play and sing and to record his reflections on a life well lived. He talks about love and sacrifice, adopting and raising children including those of his sister, being with his grandchildren, traveling the US to sing, and his thoughts about dying. He presents peace, quiet, and great music.
Lipscomb is full of wisdom he acquired over his 75 years, and talks freely about farming, cooking, women and the importance of sharing the earth and not giving in to the temptation of claiming too much for yourself.
3 day rental • NR • 44 min.
“The movie is dominated by the majesty of Lipscomb's performances, which Blank films with a luminous poise...”
— New Yorker