Available to watch June 27 at 10 am to July 2 at 11:59 pm


Directed by Bestor Cram (USA, 2022, 86 min)

Bonnie Blue: James Cotton’s Life in the Blues is a unique portrait of an era and its impact today. Cotton’s music made history; his musical voice was unique, and the blues were never the same.

Watch the trailer

Filmmaker Q and A

A prerecorded video Q and A is included with this film rental.

Film Rental Information

Available to rent through 11:59 pm on June 30. This film cannot be rented outside the United States and is available to watch only during the period specified. Once rented, the film may be viewed on the Video Content page.

Festival Passes

If you wish to see multiple films in the Roxbury International Film Festival lineup, purchase a festival pass!

There are separate passes for in-person and online screenings. To access all in-person and online events, please purchase both passes.


$50; available through June 30, 11:59 pm

The ROXFILM@Home Pass grants access to all online screenings.

In-Person Pass

$165; available through June 25, 5 pm

The In-Person Pass grants access to all events in the festival, including those at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Hibernian Hall; the Boston Public Library’s Roxbury branch; and ArtsEmerson. See a full list of in-person screenings at roxfilmfest.com.

Note that additional venues will be listed on your pass purchase as Non-MFA screenings.