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Muscle Shoals


Tue, Apr 30 9:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Fri, May 3 6:15 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Sat, May 4 9:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre

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111 minutes | USA  | English  | International Premiere | Rating: PG

Tucked along the Tennessee River, the town of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, barely registers on a map. But as Bono explains, there’s something in that mud. Thanks to one visionary record producer and a group of unknown session musicians, the tiny backwater changes the course of modern music. At the heart of this fascinating history lesson is Rick Hall, a dark horse who overcomes a shocking past to found FAME Studios. Together with a band of buddies, The Swampers, he develops the deep, soulful “Muscle Shoals sound” that reinvents the work of legends as varied as Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett to Mick Jagger and Gregg Allman. More inspiring still, Hall and The Swampers create a space where black and white artists work seamlessly together, just down the road from Alabama’s burning racial crisis. Revealing interviews with countless icons serve up one of the greatest untold American music stories. Myrocia Watamaniuk

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