This 1983 documentary about soul music legend Al Green went into production six years after his purchase of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis and his temporary refusal to perform any of his soulful R&B hits again. Filmmaker Robert Mugge intercuts a shockingly candid interview with Green, impromptu recording sessions, concert footage, and a sermon at Green’s church. All Movie Guide also called the film "brilliant,” saying it “serves as a profound reflection on the link, historically, between secular soul music and African-American gospel music” and “witnesses one of the greatest of all soul singers at the peak of his abilities”
MUSICALLY SPEAKING is a series of music-themed movie and documentary screenings, curated/hosted by DJ Soul Sister, and co-presented by Press Street, Charitable Film Network, and WWOZ FM. Free admission and refreshments. Cash bar. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.