English/PG/1 hr. 51 min.
The incredible true story of a small town with a big sound.
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. Cast: Gregg Allman, Bono, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger and MANY more!
"Only the genre's most studious followers will be able to watch Muscle Shoals without being regularly astonished, Greg "Freddy" Camalier's documentary tells an extraordinary story. " - Mark Jenkins, NPR
"Even casual music fans will enjoy behind-the-hits doc." - John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"The archival footage is strong, Camalier is generous with musical clips, and the talking heads generate some drama when describing epochal moments like Aretha's first session." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"Do not leave the film until the last credit rolls by." - Dave Hoekstra, Chicago Sun-Times