French documentary maker Nicolas Finet will bring his movie “Mississippi Ramblin: On the Tracks of Robert Johnson in the Deep South” to the Museum of the Mississippi Delta for a special showing Monday.
The movie was directed by Finet and follows illustrator Mezzo and writer J.M. Dupont as they worked in 2014 to create the graphic novel “Love in Vain,” which traced the life and death of Johnson, a blues legend who lived and played in the juke joints of Baptist Town in Greenwood.
Mezzo and Dupont, who are musicians, are featured in the film playing with such Mississippi blues artists as R.L. Boyce, Watermelon Slim, Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, and Greenwood’s Ben Payton.
Also appearing in the movie are local blues historian Scott Barretta and Luther Wade, whose family owned the Star of the West plantation where Johnson died in 1938 at the age of 27.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Museum, 1608 U.S. 82 W.
Admission is free for members, and non-members may donate $5.