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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


BB King "The Life Of Riley" Screenings
One of the Most Inspirational Stories in the History of Music

Narrated By Morgan Freeman

5/27 and 5/28 at 7:30 PM
225 Merchants Row
Arlington, TX 76018

5/28 at 7:00 PM
5321 E Mockingbird Ln #230
Dallas, TX 75206

5/28 at 7:00 PM
7205 Bishop Rd
Plano, TX 75024

On VOD June 1st, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Platforms June 17th

Original Soundtrack available digitally on May 20th

"The invaluable and definitive autobiography on film of the last great bluesman, BB King." 
- The Observer
Cardinal Releasing Ltd., MVD Entertainment Group, and Syndctd Entertainment are pleased to announce the US release of The Life of Rileythe much-lauded feature documentary film on the extraordinary life of Blues legend B.B. King. The film will be in theaters nationwide starting on May 21st, on VOD June 1st, and on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on June 17th. Tickets for the theatrical screenings will go on sale beginning May 1st only at

King worked closely with Director Jon Brewer for 2 years to create this powerful film. The heartfelt contributions from a plethora of music's superstars were a vast indication that this was the time for his story to be told. At 88 years old, King, his family, friends and contemporaries unveil the true-life drama that was the springboard for the future 'King of the Blues'.

Battling unrelenting racism and the humiliation of segregation whilst working in the cotton fields as an orphaned child, King lived to overcome the toughest critics in the entertainment industry and ultimately be hailed as one of the kingpins of an entire genre of music. This candid biopic of the life story of one of our living legends is highlighted by rare archive footage and beautifully shot scenes of the deep American south. Informative and visually stunning, The Life of Riley is the definitive document of a true American treasure.

"We all have idols," said King. "Play like anyone you care about, but try to be yourself while you're doing so."

The Life of Riley includes appearances and contributions from: Aaron Neville, Bill Cosby, Bill Szymczyk, Bill Wyman, Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Willis, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Carver Randle, Derek Trucks, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, George Benson, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mick Taylor, Morgan Freeman, Paul Rodgers, Rev. David Matthews, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood, Slash,, Susan Tedeschi, Tina France, Walter Trout, and Wayne Cartledge.

The DVD and Blu-ray release features live footage from the Royal Albert Hall, some of which includes special guests Ronnie Wood, Susan Tedeshci, Derek Trucks, Mick Hucknell, and Slash. In addition, there are bonus interviews from Buddy Guy, Mick Hucknell & Ronnie Wood, Bonnie Raitt, Derek Trucks, Bobby Bland, Walter Trout, Susan Tedeschi, Carlos Santana, Joe Bonamassa, Dr John, John Mayall, Slash, and Leon Russell.

The Life of Riley Original Soundtrack, available digitally on May 20, 2014, carefully follows the specifically chosen music sequence used in the film. The soundtrack contains career spanning songs as featured in the movie from his 1951 hit "3 O'Clock Blues" to his 2000 GRAMMY© winning duet, "Riding With the King," plus two live songs never available on digital or CD "Walking Dr. Bill" and "Sweet Sixteen."

Official Website and Screening Tickets 



"A powerful insight into BB King...Music fans will love this" - Sunday Mirror

"A meticulous record of a long and industrious life in the blues." (4 out of 5 stars) - MOJO Magazine

"King is modest, wise and charming in his reminiscence" - Sunday Times

"Morgan Freeman's wise drawl underscores this tribute to Riley "B.B." King" (4 out of 5 stars) - Total Film

"Affectionate and illuminating" (4 out of 5 stars) - Time Out

 "A seriously impressive tribute to the big B's raw talent, iron determination and irresistible charm" (8 out of 10 stars) - Classic Rock Magazine

"Excellent use of archive footage and interviews...but the real stars are King, his music and his gregarious humility" - Evening Standard

"This movie is BB's valedictory testimony, and a monument to the essence of the blues and whence he and they came - in Mississippi delta cotton country - and their impact on us all." - The Observer

About MVD Entertainment Group
MVD Entertainment Group is a full service music and movie distribution firm, exclusively representing thousands of audio and visual products for DVD, Bluray, CD, vinyl, and digital rights, worldwide. MVD also exclusively distributes a growing line of merchandise including limited edition collectibles, tee shirts, and more.

About Syndctd Entertainment
Syndctd Entertainment ( is an independent film marketing and distribution company, offering filmmakers and content owners a multi-platform distribution vehicle with their vast network of exhibitor, VOD/digital, and home entertainment partners worldwide.  The company also includes a full-service creative agency called Syndctd.

About Cardinal Releasing Ltd.
Cardinal Releasing Ltd. was established in order to control the Worldwide Sales of the productions of sister company, Emperor Media Ltd. such as  BB KING: The Life of Riley, The Classic Artists Series, The Loved One  (Michael Hutchence), All Apologies : Kurt Cobian, Mix of Nations ( TV Series), and most recently , Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark. Cardinal Releasing is based in the UK, and conducts its business with countries not only in Europe, but the world over such as Australia , America, Japan, Europe and South America, exporting their films for Television and DVD/Digital entertainment, and enjoy strong and continuing relationships with majors such as  Universal Music International, BBC, SBS, SKY, HBO and ABC.

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