november, 2021

Learning to Live Together – The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen

27nov7:00 pmLearning to Live Together – The Return of Mad Dogs & EnglishmenThe Ridgefield Playhouse

Event Details

Following the screening, there will be an on stage interview and audience Q&A with the film’s Director Jesse Lauter and Producer Wayne Forte, moderated by New York Times Best-Selling Author, Alan Paul (ONE WAY OUT: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band, Texas Flood). 
In the lobby before the show, fans can bid on silent auction items including signed Leon Russell and Tedeschi Trucks memorabilia.

An electrifying documentary and concert film, starring Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, spotlighting the reunion of the celebrated “Mad Dogs & Englishmen,” Joe Cocker’s short-lived tour featuring a mammoth thirty-two piece band. The original members (including the late Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell) and the reunion organizers (Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi) tell the story of the original tour and the reunion, both highlighted by inspired performances.

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.

Running Time: 111 minutes


(Saturday) 7:00 pm


The Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877


The Ridgefield Playhouse

Phone: (203) 438-5795 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield CT 06877

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