Title: Bayou Maharajah
Director: Lily Keber
Category: Feature Film
Bayou Maharajah explores the life and music of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, the man Dr. John described as “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” A brilliant pianist, his eccentricities and showmanship belied a life of struggle, prejudice, and isolation. Illustrated with never-before-seen concert footage, rare personal photos and exclusive interviews, the film paints a portrait of this overlooked genius.
- Director: Lily Keber
- Producers: Lily Keber and Nate Kohn
- Editors: Aimée Toledano and Tim Watson
- Cinematographer: David S. White
- Principal Cast: Joe Boyd, Douglas Brinkley, Harry Connick Jr.
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