Here Edwards shares some reflections on a cinematic version of her new book, Bars, Blues, and Booze: Stories from the Drink House:
The movie question is interesting because I am a filmmaker and initially considered making this as a documentary. I chose to write a book instead because 306 pages can tell more stories than two hours of edited video tape and some subjects didn't like the idea of being on camera. If this book was reimagined as a feature film, a fair number of stories would have to be cut, and it would need an ensemble cast and alternate, multiple story structure, imagine movies like Dreamgirls (2007), Crossroads (1986), Get on Up (2014) and Blues Brothers (1980) with the structure of a movie like Crash (2005).Visit the official Bars, Blues & Booze website.
Writers Read: Emily D. Edwards.