“It’s not every day you get to see an American phenomenon in action.”—Paul Parcellin, Film Threat
Grammy-nominated filmmaker John Anderson’s Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Storyis a feature-length documentary about the life and career of legendary blues musician Paul Butterfield.
The film features Butterfield’s music and words, along with first-hand accounts from his family, his band mates and those closest to him. Butterfield, who died in 1987, is regarded by some as the greatest blues harmonica player of all time. The film features appearances by David Sanborn, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Paul Shaffer, Michael Bloomfield, Todd Rundgren, and Bob Dylan.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015. Butterfield is one of a handful of musicians inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame, alongside B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Billie Holiday, and Eric Clapton. 2017, U.S., DCP, 95 minutes. Recommended for 13+.