Doc-Week at Cinematique: "Muscle Shoals"
The small town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. The music of Muscle Shoals has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create timeless music classics.
He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and The Swampers, the storied house band at FAME. Gregg Allman, Bono, Clarence Carter, Mick Jagger, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential today. (PG, 1hr. 21Min.)
January 13-14, Monday-Tuesday, 7:30PM
at Thalian Hall's Studio Theater
“It is hands down one of the best music documentaries ever made.” -Seattle Times