During January and February, the Northwest Film Center will host the 36th Annual Music Film Festival. Featuring a kaleidoscopic of genres, movements, labels, bands, and solo artists, the Reel Music Film Festival offers the latest in music film—from intimate portraits to career-spanning celebrations—alongside archival films ripe for rediscovery. Regardless of whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, or classical music, you will find something inspirational in this eclectic mix of films that celebrate great artists, sound, and images, while exploring the connections between music and culture.

Some of the films that may appeal to blues enthusiasts:

Friday, January 18 – Mr. Soul! about the groundbreaking television show dubbed as “The Black Tonight Show” featuring appearances by people like Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Muhammad Ali.

Saturday, January 19 – A Bright Light – Karen and the Process, the story about the late Texas folk singer Karen Dalton.

Friday, January 25 – The Ballad of Shirley Collins, a documentary about the UK folk singer.

Saturday, February 9 – Gospel According to Al Green, following the path of the soul superstar who turned his back to fame to turn to gospel music.

For more information on this film festival, go to https://nwfilm.org/festivals/reel-music-36/