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Tin Sandwich Blues: A Musician's Journey

A 78-year-old blues harmonica player in Birmingham, Alabama reminisces about his lifelong musical journey in preparation for his return to public performance after a 13-month hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Erik Jambor
  • Tom Jambor
    Key Cast
  • Erik Jambor
  • Erik Jambor
  • Robin Salant
  • Erik Jambor
  • Robin Salant
  • Daniel Lynn
    Re-recording Mixer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 17, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ravensbourne University London
  • Dallas VideoFest 34 Docufest
    Dallas, TX
    United States
    October 2, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Indie Memphis Film Festival
    Memphis, TN
    United States
    October 21, 2021
    Regional Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Decibels Music Film Festival
    San Francisco, CA
    United States
    October 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Lake County Film Festival
    Lake County, IL
    United States
    November 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
    Florence, AL
    United States
    March 4, 2022
    Best Student Film
  • Sidewalk Film Festival
    Birmingham, Alabama
    United States
    August 28, 2022
    Official Selection
  • Ethnografilm
    March 29, 2024
    European Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Erik Jambor

Erik Jambor took his last short film, GAMALOST, on the film festival circuit in 1996, an experience that eventually led him to co-found the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama. He served as Director for Sidewalk’s first eight years, ran the 2007 BendFilm Festival, and was at the helm of Indie Memphis from 2008-2014. He returned to BendFilm in 2016 as Head of Festival Programming through 2020, when he went in pursuit of a film editing MFA from Ravensbourne University in London. This fall, twenty-five years after GAMALOST, Erik is back on the film festival circuit with TIN SANDWICH BLUES, a short doc about his blues harmonica playing dad.

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