Bayou Maharajah (2013)

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Rating:
NR
Genre:
Documentary , Musical & Performing Arts , Special Interest
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Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Bayou Maharajah

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A sympathetic portrait of a genuinely idiosyncratic, outrageous individual.

Full Review… | July 4, 2016
Time Out
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Booker sparkles in the archival performance clips, and director Lily Keber wisely homes in on his live solo performances, bringing out his character and talent.

Full Review… | May 1, 2014
Chicago Reader
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[Booker] backed a huge number of musicians.. But his solo work -- shown here in rollocking, flamboyant archive performances -- allowed him to give full flight to his infectious and innovative mix of jazz, blues and classical.

Full Review… | July 14, 2016
Uncut Magazine [UK]

Bayou Maharajah is worth watching for the performance footage alone.

Full Review… | July 9, 2016
Observer (UK)

[A] richly enjoyable documentary tribute.

Full Review… | July 7, 2016

...despite the title of the doc, which conjures up a madcap, heartbreaking tale, the film is a mostly workmanlike biopic that unfortunately can never match the energy of the subject it's trying to capture

Full Review… | July 30, 2013
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