Learning to Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Learning to Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Not Rated
Run Time: 111 min.
June 2, 2022 at 7pm
Tickets: $20 Regular, $30 Premium
Members: $17 Regular, $25.50 Premium
Main Theater

Starring: Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Claudia Lennear
Director: Jesse Lauter

In the spring of 1970, Joe Cocker undertook what became the legendary Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, immortalized in a live album and concert film. Fifty years later, first-time filmmaker Jesse Lauter tells the complete story through the lens of the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s reunion of the Mad Dogs. In addition to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and the entire Tedeschi Trucks Band, this reunion featured 12 of the original Mad Dogs, including Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and Claudia Lennear, plus guest performers Chris Robinson and Dave Mason, among others. The film showcases inspired performances from the reunion show, along with an exclusive look at the history of the tour and never-before-seen archival materials, commentary from the original members, critic David Fricke, notable fans who attended shows on the original tour and features the last filmed interview with the late Leon Russell. A Q&A with the director Jesse Lauter and the co-producer Wayne Forte follows the screening.

“The original ‘Mad Dogs’ footage looks more amazing than ever. And the survivors of that tour who show up for the reunion concert are great company; anyone who thinks that aging rock boomers are simply cranks stuck in time should get a load of these folks.”

– Owen Gleiberman, Variety

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