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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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Wonderful, up-beat documentary about a man who was and is true to himself 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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Wonderful, up-beat documentary about a man who was and is true to himself, 11 September 2011
Author: runamokprods from US

Delightful, short, but insightful documentary about the great 70s and 80s R+B icon Bill Withers, who wrote and sang such great hits as 'Ain't No Sunshine' and 'Lean on Me'.

It's a portrait of a wonderfully strong yet gentle and likable man, who refused to bend to record company creative demands, even though it might have cost him fame and money, and who simply walked away from the music business when it was no longer something he wanted to deal with.

Now at age 70, he dispenses wonderfully wise and witty aphorisms, and still works on music, but for himself, not the world. He's also open enough to question whether his lack of ambition is a good or bad thing – although on evidence he seems about as happy and well adjusted a man as you could find, loving his family, helping stuttering kids (he suffered with the same problem through much of his early life), and enjoying the creative process itself as an end, not a means.

Quiet, simply filmed, this documentary made me feel good about life, and immediately want to go order a CD of Wither's greatest hits.

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