Free movie at Sun-Ray Cinema

MUSCLE SHOALS is a documentary about a place filled with magic and music, legend and folklore, where the river is inhabited by a Native American spirit who has lured some of the greatest Rock and Roll and Soul legends of all time, and drawn from them some of the most uplifting, defiant, and important music ever created. In Muscle Shoals, Alabama, music runs through the hills, the river, and the spirit of the people. It is a place where, even before the Civil Rights Movement really took shape, the color of your skin didn't matter inside the studio.

The movie starts at 2:30 PM. To see it free, register at http://bit.ly/MusicMovieTix. Be sure to enter the code: Sun-Ray.

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  • Michael F.

    Good film but not great. I am very informed on this topic thanks mostly to Peter Guralnick's book Sweet Soul Music. If you want to know the real deal on Memphis and Muscle Shoals--they are cut frombasically the same cloth--without all the southern-gothic woo-woo, read it.

    November 12, 2013

  • Chris

    Nice summation by Rob as always. I agree with Cherrie that it could have used some additional editing. I thought the nature scenery was gorgeous, though Mike opined that it was "enhanced." That would lead one to believe that documentaries do not necessarily provide the "whole truth." ;-) And I may be run out of town for saying so, but I thought the Allman Brothers were the more significant band than Lynyrd Skynyrd. The arc of the film's narrative led you to believe otherwise. All in all, a great way to spend a late Sunday afternoon.

    November 12, 2013

  • NILA

    Enjoyed the film--esp the music!--and learned a lot abt some of my favorite musicians.

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The movie was great! Highly recommend it.

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Cherrie M.

    Yes, a very good historical movie explaining the difference between this sound and others produced during the 70's. Off topic: Found this link (you were right Chris Hayward and Welles were still married) during the production of The Lady From Shanghai, from a film noir site: http://www.filmsite.org/ladyf.html

    Food for thought...

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Muscle Shoals was a very good movie for anyone that is interested in 60-70s music in particular or the back stories of the music industry in general. Getting in for free was even better. Thank you Curtis for suggesting this film.

    2 · November 10, 2013

  • NILA

    Rec'd the ticket--will definitely be coming but may be 10-15 min late so if necessary, pls advise box office to expect me abt 2:45 and where I can meet up with u all. Really sorry abt the hassle--I promise not to be such a bother next time! THX!

    November 10, 2013

  • Cherrie M.

    Yeah!!! My confirm came through at 11:10pm so my name is now officially on the list.

    November 10, 2013

  • NILA

    Thx Chris--tho I haven't yet recd confirmation on free ticket and I may be cutting it close timewise as I'won't be able to lve Avenues before 2:05 due to previous commitment! :( Pretty sure I won't be able to get there by 2:15 so Pls DON"T wait for me in lobby BUT is there any way u save me a seat or hold up a flag/sign so i can find u once i get there? If not before the film, do u all meet again in the lobby AFTER the film to review its merits/impact or go as a group to another venue (cafe/bar) to discuss what we've seen? If so, then that would probably be the best time for me to hook up with u all.

    November 9, 2013

  • NILA

    As this will be my 1st time with the group, how do i identify you? Do we meet in the lobby at a certain time or just head for our assigned block of seats?

    November 9, 2013

    • Chris

      Look for us on the couches, near the concession stand around 2:15 pm. There's no block seating, tho that would be a good idea.

      November 9, 2013

  • Cherrie M.

    Just noticed that you had to sign up to get in free. Hope my confirmation arrives in time.

    November 9, 2013

  • NILA

    Finally: a date and time that I can make! REALLY looking forward to seeing this film AND to meeting all of you! :)

    November 9, 2013

  • ed s.

    1 · November 9, 2013

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