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Still Bill (2009)

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A portrait of soul legend Bill Withers.

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Damani Baker, Alex Vlack
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Credited cast:
Bill Withers ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clarence Avant ... Self
Benorce Blackmon Benorce Blackmon ... Self
Cornell Dupree Cornell Dupree ... Self
James Gadson James Gadson ... Self (as James Gadsen)
Corey Glover ... Self
Terrell Harrison Terrell Harrison ... Self
Nona Hendryx ... Self
Jim James ... Self
Mervin Johnson Mervin Johnson ... Self
Angélique Kidjo ... Self
Ralph MacDonald Ralph MacDonald ... Self
Raúl Midón Raúl Midón ... Self
Tavis Smiley ... Self
Sting ... Self

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A portrait of soul legend Bill Withers.

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Not Rated

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Bill Is Still Bill (still is Bill, still...or is he?)
21 March 2010 | by druid333-2See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

27 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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