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Late Blossom Blues

Wolfgang Pfoser--Almer
Stefan Wolner
Austria, 2017, 90 min.

In English with English subtitles.
Includes adult language.

AIFF Award Winner:
Best Music Documentary

Born in 1932 in rural segregated Mississippi, Blues- and Gospel singer Leo "Budâ" Welch has been a poor man all his life, working hard in the cotton fields and the woods. Until in 2013, after decades of missed opportunities and gigs in local Juke Joints and churches, a Gulf War veteran management rookie teams up with him to take the Blues World by storm. LATE BLOSSOM BLUES tells the incredible story of Welch's very late international success and his lighthearted take on life.

Director's Statement

This is my very first film, and I'm really excited how far it has taken me. It's been a hell of a ride, but I like to believe we've created a film that does "our man" Leo Welch justice. He was a man who for 70 years never wavered from his dream to be a musician. And that's what we're hoping to remind our audience of: With passion and patience, it's never too late to live your dream.

Category: Documentary.
Themes: Music, Aging, Community, World Cinema.

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