Our last day of the 2018 Mosaic World Film Fest is Sunday, August 26th. This will be our annual Feature Sunday and all of the feature films for the 2018 MWFF will be screened during this afternoon.
We will kick things off Sunday with a terrific new documentary from director Jesseca Ynez Simmons.
I Can Only Be Mary Lane
Screening on Sunday, August 26th from 11am – 12:00pm
Born in 1935, Chicago singer Mary Lane is one of the last living legends of American Blues. If only the world knew.
A longtime staple of Chicago’s West Side Blues circuit, singer Mary Lane was born November 23, 1935 in Clarendon, Arkansas. After honing her skills in local juke joints in the company of Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Little Junior Parker and James Cotton, Lane relocated to Chicago in 1957; backed by Morris Pejoe, she soon cut her debut single “You Don’t Want My Lovin’ No More” for the Friendly Five label. A favorite among peers for her dulcet tones, she nevertheless did not record again for several decades, remaining virtually unknown outside of the Chicago Blues faithful.