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The Blues Brothers

US, 1980, 121mins, Cert.PG

Film description

John Landis, Dan Akroyd and John Belushi's love letter to the blues and soul greats of the 1960s. featuring a very rare acting appearance by the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who passed away this year and to whom this screening is dedicated.

Jake Blues is released from prison and reunited with his brother Elwood. They embark on a quest to save the orphanage they were raised in - but to do this, they must raise $5,000 in property taxes. Struck by divine inspiration, Jake hits on a plan - get the band back together! Along the way, they cause chaos and inspire the anger of Jake's ex-fiancee, the State Police, the National Guard, Country & Western fanatics, and the Illinois Nazi Party, who are all soon on their trail.

Featuring performances of both kinds of music (Rhythm - and Blues) from a whole host of legends including James Brown, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, John Lee Hooker, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Aretha herself. This is an epic roadshow extravaganza not to be missed.

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