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Music Documentary Fi
Music Documentary Film Series
Meeting Room

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2:00PM
Each month, we will show a film that celebrates the most influential people and places of many different styles of music.

February 16- Amazing Grace: Aretha Franklin- The Queen of Soul  performs with the choir at Watts' New Bethel Baptist Church in January 1972 while recording her live best-selling gospel album "Amazing Grace."

March 15- The Wrecking Crew-Profiling a group of L.A. session musicians known as "the Wrecking Crew," who backed a number of pop hits of the 1960s and '70s. These previously unsung heroes played on tracks from superstars such as Frank Sinatra, the Monkees and the Beach Boys.

April 19- The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story- Cousins Jeff and Greg Sherman explore their sad family history in this documentary about their fathers. Robert and Richard Sherman co-wrote enduring songs for popular movies. Sadly, they later had a bitter falling-out.

May 17- Twenty Feet From Stardom- Profiling backup singers who have performed for superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Sting and Bruce Springsteen.

June 21- Give Me the Banjo- Steve Martin narrates the history of the banjo, which dates to colonial times. Included: comments and performances by Earl Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Mike Seeger, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Abigail Washburn. Rosanne Cash hosts.

July 19- TBD

August 16- TBD

September 20- Standing in the Shadows of Motown- An evocative profile of Motown's studio musicians known as the Funk Brothers. Included: interviews with surviving members. Andre Braugher narrates.

October 11- TBD

November 22- Muscle Shoals- A look at the rich musical legacy of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., includes a profile of owner Rick Hall, who helped to make some of the greatest records in rock-and-roll history.

December 20- Rejoice and Shout- A look at gospel music and its relationship to African-American identity and Christianity. Directed by Don McGlynn.
 
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