Learning To Live Together: The Return of Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Learning To Live Together

USA | 2021 | 111 min. | Jesse Lauter

January 25, 2022

An electrifying documentary and concert film spotlighting the reunion of the celebrated “Mad Dogs & Englishmen,” Joe Cocker’s short-lived tour featuring the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Rita Coolidge, and more. With amazing footage of Joe Cocker and Leon Russell.

In-person intro and Q&A with film director Jesse Lauter.

In the spring of 1970, Joe Cocker undertook what became the legendary Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour, immortalized in a live album and concert film. Fifty years later, filmmaker Jesse Lauter tells the complete story through the lens of the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band’s reunion of the Mad Dogs. In addition to Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and the entire Tedeschi Trucks Band, this reunion featured 12 of the original Mad Dogs, including Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and Claudia Lennear, plus guest performers Chris Robinson and Dave Mason, among others. The film showcases inspired performances from the reunion show, along with an exclusive look at the history of the tour and never-before-seen archival materials, commentary from the original members, critic David Fricke, notable fans who attended shows on the original tour and features the last filmed interview with the late Leon Russell.

MPAA Rating: NR

  • Director: Jesse Lauter
  • Principal Cast: Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Leon Russell, Chris Robinson, Rita Coolidge, Claudia Lennear, Jim Keltner, Steve Earle, David Fricke
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 111 min.
  • Producer: Wayne Forte, Blake Budney, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi
  • Website: Official Film Website