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Bayou Documentary on WETA TV
Posted - 9/10/2013 1:42:38 PM | show profile | flag this post
WETA, the public television network serving greater Washington, D.C., will broadcast the award-winning documentary The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint beginning Monday, Sept. 16, at 10 p.m.
The 90-minute film, which chronicles the legendary life and times of The Bayou music club in lower Georgetown, has played to smash reviews in the region and beyond. The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint attracted more than 72,000 viewers with its debut telecast on Maryland Public Television in February, making it one of the best-watched locally produced features the past decade. And last month, the film was judged outstanding music documentary at the Kingston (N.Y.) Film Festival.
From 1953 to 1999, The Bayou electrified the D.C. music scene with a dazzling array of heavyweight jazz and rock-and-roll performers, undiscovered stars, local heroes, audacious characters, show-time pranks and offstage follies.
After the 10 p.m. airing on Monday the 16th, WETA will broadcast the film again on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 2:30 a.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, at 3 a.m.