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Release Date:
27 January 2010 (USA) See more »
Plot:
A portrait of soul legend Bill Withers. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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Bill Is Still Bill (still is Bill, still...or is he?) See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Bill Withers ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clarence Avant ... Himself
Benorce Blackmon ... Himself
Cornell Dupree ... Himself
James Gadsen ... Himself
Corey Glover ... Himself
Terrell Harrison ... Himself
Nona Hendryx ... Herself
Jim James ... Himself
Mervin Johnson ... Himself

Angélique Kidjo ... Herself
Ralph MacDonald ... Himself
Raúl Midón ... Himself
Tavis Smiley ... Himself

Sting ... Himself
C.V. Thompson ... Himself

Cornel West ... Himself
Kori Withers ... Herself
Marcia Withers ... Herself
Todd Withers ... Himself

Directed by
Damani Baker 
Alex Vlack 
 
Produced by
Prudence Arndt .... archive producer
Damani Baker .... producer
Jon Fine .... producer
Alex Vlack .... executive producer
Alex Vlack .... producer
Andrew Zuckerman .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Damani Baker 
Jon Fine 
Ed Marritz 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Fine 
Sakae Ishikawa 
 
Sound Department
Alan Barker .... sound mixer
Allison Casey .... dialogue editor
Steve Giammaria .... sound recordist
Joel Raabe .... dialogue editor
 
Editorial Department
Casey Brooks .... associate editor
 
Music Department
Robert Burger .... musician
David Hoffman .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Prudence Arndt .... archive producer
 

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USA:78 min
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Bill Is Still Bill (still is Bill, still...or is he?), 21 March 2010
Author: druid333-2 from United States

For anybody who grew up listening to & loving soul music in the 1970's, this film is well worth seeking out. It concerns Bill Withers,who had a long string of chart hits,from his signature "Ain't No Sunshine" (which opens the film),"Grandma's Hands","Lean On Me",and others. In 1985, Bill decided to end his career in the music industry (but he never stopped writing or playing music---just for his own pleasure). We get first hand accounts from Mr. Withers,himself on life,love & just why he stepped down from the limelight. We are treated to various clips of Bill (mostly from television appearances)playing snippets from his hits,in conversation with Tavis Smiley & Cornell West,and kudos from the likes of Angelique Kidjo,Sting & others. Damani Baker & Alex Vlack co direct this ever so fine portrait of a man who preferred family over success. I guess my only issue with this film is that it's somewhat short (it clocks in at a scant 78 minutes). I know I had the same issue with the recently released 'Soul Power' (which for me could have been a good three hours,as there was boat loads of talent playing at that festival). Short running time aside, this film is still worth checking out,if you love soul music. Not rated by the MPAA,this film contains a naughty word or two,but has nothing else to offend.

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