DocFest: GIP

First show: June 03

GIP is the story of Henry ” Gip” Gipson, a gravedigger by day and a hard-drinking bluesman by night. In 1952 he started“Gip’s Place” – a ramshackle, thrown-together juke joint in his backyard in Bessemer, Alabama. Today, there are only a small handful of the original juke joints left and in fact, some argue that there are only four. But then“Gip’s Place”, the last one in Alabama, was raided and closed.

Plays with the short: THE MAN IS THE MUSIC (19 min.)

Directed by Patrick Sheehan, USA 74 min, California Premiere. 

Co-presented with Noise Pop.


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