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Amazon preps Jon Brewer’s “Monochrome” docuseries

Digital streaming giant Amazon is preparing to share the exclusive digital premiere of English documentary director and producer Jon Brewer’s three-part series Monochrome: Black, White & Blue. Told through sit-down interviews and ...
February 8, 2018

Digital streaming giant Amazon is preparing to share the exclusive digital premiere of English documentary director and producer Jon Brewer’s three-part series Monochrome: Black, White & Blue.

Told through sit-down interviews and live musical performances, the 3 x 60-minute miniseries explores the deep-rooted history of blues music in America by charting the evolution of the genre through pivotal moments in the nation’s history, including slavery, slavery’s abolition and the Civil Rights Movement.

Artists and luminaries featured in the series include Morgan Freeman, Chuck Berry, Bill Wyman, B.B. King, Jake Bugg, Carlos Santana, Ronnie Wood, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and George Thorogood, with appearances by Aerosmith, Run-D.M.C, Slash, T-Bone Walker, ZZ Top, Bono, Irvin Mayfield,  Jimmie Wood, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Moby, Susan Tedeschi, Buddy Guy and Allen Toussaint.

Monochrome: Black, White & Blue is produced by Emperor Media, in association with Bounce Sales Division and Blues Trail Limited.

Monochrome: Black, White & Blue premieres exclusively on Prime Video, through Amazon Video Direct, beginning Feb. 12.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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