Daniel Cross

Canadian documentary filmmaker Daniel Cross is in Regina later this week. On Tuesday, May 24 the Saskatchewan Filmpool is hosting a session at the Regina Public Library where Cross will be in conversation with Regina filmmaker Mark Wihak about his 20-year career in film. That goes at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and more information can be found on the Sask. Filmpool website.

The following night, Wednesday May 25, there will be a free screening of Cross’s latest documentary I Am The Blues at the RPL Film Theatre at 7 p.m. The documentary sees Cross journey to the American South to visit with some of the original innovators of southern blues who are now in their senior years.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Cross. Here’s the trailer for I Am The Blues


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