Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Still Bill

Tonight I got to catch a screening at the IFC cinema for an inspiring documentary about one of my favorite singers, Bill Withers.

STILL BILL is an intimate portrait of soul legend Bill Withers, best known for his classics “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean On Me,” “Lovely Day,” “Grandma’s Hands,” and “Just the Two of Us.” I was very pleased with how the filmmakers were able to capture the soul and simple honesty not only in his music and lyrics but in Bill Withers the man and his story. I think that I speak for many of us when I say his music resonates through all of our lives in one way or another.

From film synopsis:
"Filmmakers Damani Baker and Alex Vlack follow Withers and offer a unique and rare look inside the world of this fascinating man. Through concert footage, journeys to his birthplace, interviews with music legends, his family and closest friends, STILL BILL presents the story of an artist who has written some of the most beloved songs in our time and who truly understands the heart and soul of a man".

Unfortunately this documentary won't reach the movie houses but fortunately will be released on DVD soon.

For more info check out:
The Still Bill trailer

At your soulful service,

The Boulevardist

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