BB King: The Life Of Riley
One of the Most Inspirational Stories in the History of Music
Narrated By Morgan Freeman
In Select US Theaters Beginning May 21st
On VOD June 1st, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Platforms June 17th
Original Soundtrack available digitally on May 20th
"The invaluable and definitive autobiography on film of the last great
bluesman, BB King."
- The Observer
Cardinal Releasing Ltd., MVD Entertainment Group, and Syndctd
Entertainment are pleased to announce the US release of The Life of Riley, the
much-lauded feature documentary film on the extraordinary life of Blues legend B.B.
King. The film will be in theaters nationwide starting on May 21st, on
VOD June 1st, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on June 17th.
Tickets for the theatrical screenings will go on sale beginning May 1st only at
King worked closely with Director Jon Brewer for 2 years to create this
powerful film. The heartfelt contributions from a plethora of music's
superstars were a vast indication that this was the time for his story to be told.
At 88 years old, King, his family, friends and contemporaries unveil the
true-life drama that was the springboard for the future 'King of the Blues'.
Battling unrelenting racism and the humiliation of segregation whilst
working in the cotton fields as an orphaned child, King lived to overcome the
toughest critics in the entertainment industry and ultimately be hailed as
one of the kingpins of an entire genre of music. This candid biopic of the
life story of one of our living legends is highlighted by rare archive
footage and beautifully shot scenes of the deep American south. Informative and
visually stunning, The Life of Riley is the definitive document of a true
"We all have idols," said King. "Play like anyone you care about, but try
to be yourself while you're doing so."
The Life of Riley includes appearances and contributions from: Aaron
Neville, Bill Cosby, Bill Szymczyk, Bill Wyman, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce
Willis, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Carver Randle, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, Eric
Clapton, George Benson, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, John Mayall,
Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mick Taylor, Morgan Freeman,
Paul Rodgers, Rev. David Matthews, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Slash,, Susan
Tedeschi, Tina France, Walter Trout, and Wayne Cartledge.
The DVD and Blu-ray release features live footage from the Royal Albert
Hall, some of which includes special guests Ronnie Wood, Susan Tedeshci,
Derek Trucks, Mick Hucknell, and Slash. In addition, there are bonus interviews
from Buddy Guy, Mick Hucknell & Ronnie Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Derek Trucks,
Bobby Bland, Walter Trout, Susan Tedeschi, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Dr
John, John Mayall, Slash, and Leon Russell.
The Life of Riley Original Soundtrack, available digitally on May 20,
2014, carefully follows the specifically chosen music sequence used in the
film. The soundtrack contains career spanning so0.0.0