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Doc'n Roll FF - Syl Johnson: Any Way The Wind Blows


AddressBrixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
CityLondon
AtRitzy Cinema
CountyLondon (GB085)
Date18/11/2017
Hours17:30
CategoriaEvents
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Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton
London
Ritzy Cinema
London (GB085)
Tel 2017-11-18
Categoria Events

Dir Rob Hatch-Miller, 2015, US, 84mins UK PREMIERE Velvet-voiced soul singer Syl Johnson struggled for decades before leaving the music business in the 1980s to open a Chicago fried-fish chain. Since then, he’s become one of the most-sampled artists in hip-hop. The list of artists who’ve used his 1967 song “Different Strokes” includes Run-DMC, NWA, Public Enemy, the Wu-Tang Clan, the Beastie Boys, Kid Rock, Michael Jackson, Jay Z and Kanye West. With a vibrant soundtrack and an original score by Yo La Tengo, this buoyant documentary – featuring interviews with RZA (the Wu-Tang Clan), Prince Paul (De La Soul), Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw Records), Jazzy Jay (Afrika Bambaataa’s Soulsonic Force) – celebrates one man who can’t stop the music. Doc’n Roll Film Festival is supported by the BFI using funds from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite and enjoyment for a wide range of independent British and international films.



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