I happened upon this movie trailer, Queen City in my Facebook steam this afternoon and wanted to share it with my readers. It was originally shared with me by blues and soul musician, Susan Tedeschi.
Queen City was filmed entirely in Buffalo, NY by musical director of film, Peter McGennis. It celebrates the gritty struggle of two detectives and a jazz singer in the wake of the steel plant closings. The movie stars Vivica A. Fox and an incredible ensemble cast of GRAMMY winning and nominated talent including Susan Tedeschi, Allen Toussaint, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Sharon Jones, Average White Band, Magic Slim, Toni Lynn Washington and others.
The movie has original music compositions as well as signature tunes by the artists. I learned that Queen City premiered on the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #19 somewhere in the Southern Caribbean between October 27 to November 3, 2012.
I became further intrigued when I began to research information about the film on the InterWeb. I was expecting to find a dedicated movie Web site and a wikipedia page about the music director Peter McGennis (couldn’t find either). I quickly learned that Peter McGennis is nonconventional when it comes to using the InterWeb. I did find his motorcycle luggage company, SAC. I also found his film and music production company, Galora.
This film is due to be released sometime in calendar year 2013. When that date is revealed I will update this post with that schedule.
- “Queen City: A Rustbelt Serenade” Premieres Next Month (buffalorising.com)