Crossroads (1986)

Directed by Walter Hill
Starring: Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca and Jami Gertz
Ralph Macchio is Lightning Boy. A kid who can make a slide guitar sing. Blind Dog is an old pro who knows it. Together, they’re headed to a place where deals are made. And legends are born.

Eugene is an extraordinary talent in classic guitar, but he dreams of being a famous Blues guitarist. He asks the legendary Blues musician Willie Brown to help him, but Willie demands to free him from the old-people’s prison first and to really learn the blues on the way to its origin: Mississippi Delta. Eugene doesn’t know yet about Willie’s deal with the devil, that he now wants to revoke.

With a soundtrack provided by Steve Vai and Ry Cooder this is a nostalgic trip down memory lane for guitar fans everywhere.

Join us from 7.15pm for a pre-show discussion by local film historian Robert J. E. Simpson and some smokin’ Delta Blues by Mark Braidner that will continue after the screening at The Ivy Bar.

Cert: 15