Deadline reports that Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary MUSCLE SHOALS. The film explores the history of the famous Alabama recording studio that launched some of the most famous songs in the world. Greg "Freddy" Camalier directs the film, which includes interviews with Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Alicia Keys, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Bono, and many more. Check out the trailer below.
MUSCLE SHOALS premiered at Sundance in January and is now playing at SXSW. The documentary brought black and white artists together during a time of immense racial inequality. Artists including Simon and Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, the Allman Brothers Band, the Rolling Stones, the Staples Singers, and Lynyrd Skynyrd recorded some of their biggest hits there.
Says Mangolia President Eammon Bowles, "It captures the elusive magic of a truly special place that birthed some of the most exciting music ever made...Music fans of all ages are going to find this story revelatory."
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