Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm

Still Bill - The Bill Withers Story

dir. Damani Baker and Alex Vlack, US, 2008, 77 mins, color and b/w

Reelblack celebrates the DVD release of the award-winning documentary STILL BILL.  Bill Withers is an unexpected superstar.  “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” “Lovely Day” and “Just the Two of Us” are only part of a complex and fascinating character: an icon who left the industry behind but never gave up his soul. Through interviews with Dr Cornel West, Sting, Angelique Kidjo, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Withers’ family and his oldest friends, and through countless hours of Withers living a full and contemplative life, the film presents a man who in his seventieth year continues to bring a rich understanding of the heart and soul of a man.  You know his songs.  Now meet the man. Audience Award and Best Documentary 2009 Urbanworld Film Festival.

At International House, 3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104.  Free admission for Reelblack Season 7 members; $6 students + seniors; $8 general admission.Show starts at 7pm.  Doors 6:30.  DVD pre-orders will be taken after the show.


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