Screen 2: Muscle Shoals (PG)
Monday 10th November 2014
Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Our November Screen 2 film will be the documentary Muscle Shoals...
Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the 'Singing River' as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the 'Muscle Shoals Sound'
'Hall's backstory, riddled with tragedy, gets the proper attention and respect here. But it's the music that won't let you stop watching.' New York Daily News
'...this is an essential document of a defining era when 'soul' really meant something.' Time Out
Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for under 18s, and are available online now or in advance from Watts Trading or on the door if not already sold out.
Date: 10 November 2014
Time: Doors and bar open 7pm, film starts 8pm
Director: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier
Cast: Stephen Badger, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Carrigan, Alicia Keys
Length: 111 min