MUSCLE SHOALS — A documentary focusing on FAME Recording Studios founder Rick Hall and the birth of the “Muscle Shoals sound” will be featured at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
The film was among several recently added to the festival, which takes place in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
“With the addition of these four films, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival will present an even more well rounded program of independent films,” festival director John Cooper said. “Each adds to the festival in exciting, challenging and entertaining ways.”
Hall said the film focuses on the early days of Shoals music scene.
Hall said filmmaker Stephen Badger and his partner, director Greg “Freddie” Camalier, shot hours and hours of footage of Hall in the studio, at his home, in the Freedom Hills area where he grew up and even the spot where his first wife was killed in a car crash.
They also interviewed many of the people who were part of the early Muscle Shoals music scene like Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Roger Hawkins and Spooner Oldham,
Badger also interviewed heavyweights in the music business, including Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, U2 frontman Bono and soul legend Aretha Franklin, to get their take on the importance of Muscle Shoals in American music.
The festival takes Place Jan. 17-27.