This WWOZ sponsored film series moves to a new location on December 3: The New Orleans African American Museum in Treme. This week's film is a 1983 documentary about soul music legend Al Green and his temporary refusal to perform any of his soulful R&B hits after his purchase of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis.
On Tuesday February 5 catch a free screening of "From the Mouthpiece on Back," a unique documentary about TBC: The Roots' active interest in this young brass band and their courageous return to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, as well as a tribute to their carrying the torch for contemporary brass band music.
Featuring interviews from Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton, Branford Marsalis, Dave Matthews, Les Paul, Elvis Costello, and more, this documentary takes a critical look at the increasing commercialization of music over the past three decades.
On Monday December 10 Musically Speaking will offer a free screening of "Wheedle's Groove: The Story of Seattle's Forgotten Funk and Soul Scene of the 1960s and 1970s". This week's film is a documentary about the rediscovery, reunion, and retrospectives of Seattle funk bands like Black On White Affair and Cold Bold & Together.
On Tuesday February 26 catch a free screening of "My First Name is Maceo," a documentary about Maceo Parker, one of the key sonic architects of funk, legendary saxophonist. Parker has played with James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Prince, and will be performing at Tipitina's on Thursday February 28.
This special double-feature edition of "Musically Speaking" movie night features 'Ginger Baker in Africa,' the 1973 documentary about the Cream drummer's journey to Nigeria, where he would build a friendship with Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti and also build a popular recording studio.