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Reel South

Gip

Filmed and Directed by: Patrick Sheehan. In 1952, gravedigger by day and bluesman by night Henry 'Gip' Gipson opened a ramshackle backyard juke joint in Alabama. Once scattered across the rural South, juke joints have become relics of the past. In the Spring of 2013, Gip's Place, the last juke joint in Alabama, was raided and ordered to shut down. Gip follows the battle to keep the blues alive. Logline: Fans of the blues in Birmingham protest after an iconic juke joint is ordered to close. In 1952,...
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Monday, October 21 at 11:00 pm on 12.1


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REEL SOUTH is a new anthology series that highlights the masterful, provocative Southern tradition of storytelling, exploring the alluring and complicated region and its diverse voices and points of view. Hosted by platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker (Hootie ... The Blowfish), REEL SOUTH includes half-hour and hour-long independent, documentary films about the American South. The twelve acclaimed films have recently premiered at film festivals and theaters, building buzz and audiences. REEL SOUTH now brings these films to a national audience hungry for authentic stories from one of the most unique corners of America.