Exploring the rise of Teddy Pendergrass, the first male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums against the backdrop of 1960s America, and his comeback after a life-changing accident. This documentary is the untold and inspiring story of legendary soul singer.
TRAILER LINK -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8AyvxKmRHI
Tickets £3+bf with all proceeds going to MAP, a Leeds based charity who run music and art programmes for young people at risk of exclusion from mainstream education. A wonderful charity with an excellent cause, who are looking for YOUR HELP to secure their future. Please take a few minutes to find out more, click here -> https://mapcharity.org/
The film will start at 7:30pm sharp. If you have any special access requirements please let us know. The film time is 1hr 46 mins. This a limited capacity event and we expect it to sell out so please grab yourself a ticket to avoid disappointment.
We also have resident djs playing jazz and soul from 2pm so joins us early!
“A vivid portrait of Philly’s greatest soul man ****” MOJO
“Does a brilliant job of explaining what a vital figure Pendergrass was for US black culture in the 70s. Beautifully emphasises the utterly irresistible pull of the man ****” Record Collector
“Olivia Lichtenstein’s thrilling and moving documentary on the singer’s life” The Quietus
“Soulful and thoroughly entertaining, If You Don’t Know Me is a rich documentary of the life and career of Teddy Pendergrass” **** The Upcoming
“Olivia Lichtenstein’s terrific documentary reveals the so-incredible-it’s-amazing-it’s-not-a-Hollywood-movie story of ‘the Black Elvis”. Metro
“A brilliant documentary” KERMODE AND MAYO’S FILM REVIEW (BBC)