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The UK Premier of the 'Muscle Shoals' Documentary Film is on Thursday 25th April as the Sundance London Film and Music Festival at the O2, view the trailer then follow the link to buy your tickets!

In a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, something miraculous sprang from the mud of the Tennessee River. A group of unassuming, yet incredibly talented, locals came together and spawned some of the greatest music of all time: Mustang Sally, I Never Loved a Man, Wild Horses and many more. During the most incendiary periods of racial hostility, white folks and black folks came together to create music that would last for generations and gave birth to the incomparable "Muscle Shoals sound".

At the heart of the story is Rick Hall, overcoming crushed hardship, he managed to entice talent like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett to come and record what became their hit albums, backed up by the funkiest white men ever – the home-grown house band, the Swampers. As the word spread about the electrifying musical chemistry in this unexpected place, the likes of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Staple Singers, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Simon and Garfunkel magnectically followed suit. Interviewing an incredible roster of musicians, director Greg Camalier unearths a rich history of this unheralded gold mine of American music.

The UK premier of the film is being shown on Thursday 25th April at 5.30pm at Cineworld Theatre 8, Saturday 27th April at 6:00pm at Sky Superscreen and Sunday 28th April at 2.30pm at Cineworld 6 at the Sundance London Film and Music Festival, at the O2.

Do you have questions for the filmmaker? At Sundance London you'll have a chance to ask them. There are Filmmaker Q&As after every screening.


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