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Take Me to the River (2014)

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A documentary about the soul of American music. The film follows the recording of a new album featuring legends from Stax records and Memphis mentoring and passing on their musical magic to stars and artists of today.


Martin Shore
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Credited cast:
Terrence Howard ... Self - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Alexander James Alexander ... Self
Al Bell Al Bell ... Self
William Bell William Bell ... Self
Bobby Bland ... Self
Rodd Bland Rodd Bland ... Self
Stephanie Bolton Stephanie Bolton ... Self
Scott Bomar ... Self
George Brown Jr. George Brown Jr. ... Self
Ben Cauley ... Self
Chris Chew ... Self
Brandon Chornes Brandon Chornes ... Self
Preston Clark Preston Clark ... Self
Otis Clay Otis Clay ... Self
Edward 'Hot' Cleveland Edward 'Hot' Cleveland ... Self


Following multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its heyday. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, language and smoking

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A must see wonderful movie!
18 March 2014 | by p-koornSee all my reviews

This inter racial movie represents love for real musicians and people. It's about the development of the civil rights movement and the essence of Soul music. If you love music from Memphis, Stax, Hi records and artists that can perform their art on the spot then go see this movie. The movie is an emotional roller-coaster with singers like Otis Clay, William Bell, Mavis Staples and Bobbie Bland collaborating with Snoop Dogg, Lil P-Nut, The North Missisipi All-Stars, Yo Gotti and many more great artists. It's a must see wonderful movie! Never before in the world of cinema a movie was made about the people that actually raised and developed the Stax studios and music label. Here is the story told by the people who were involved and told in a way that no actor could act. It's rough and it's tough,but more then touching. You can almost smell the air of Memphis, because of the beautiful camera shots, close ups and images of surroundings and legendary music studios like Stax and Royal Studios where most of the music was recorded. The music is like the movie. Soothing your soul and make you want to turn it again and again.

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Release Date:

17 June 2017 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Memphis, Tennessee, USA


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,588, 14 September 2014

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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