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Charles Bradley: Soul of America

This screening took place on
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 10:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Starting off on his 62nd birthday, this doc follows the extraordinary journey of singer Charles Bradley during the electrifying and trans-formative months leading up to the release of his debut album No Time for Dreaming. The film premiered at South By Southwest in Austin and went on to play top film festivals around the world including Hot Docs, RIDM, and Melbourne International.

Despite being abandoned as a child, a period of homelessness, the devastating loss of his brother and constant poverty, Charles never gave up on his life-long dream to be a professional singer. With the help of producer Gabriel Roth (Daptone Records), Charles moved away from the James Brown covers he’d been performing for nearly half a century and focused on finding his own unique voice. Championed by critics and fans alike, No Time For Dreaming became one of the most incredible success stories of the year.

Preceded by two music videos by YFS members Jessica Hall and Gary Bremner.
Diyet mini-doc - J Hall, Yukon, 2012, 5 min
AND
“All the While” by Old Time Machine - Gary Bremner/ Brianne Bremner/ Josech Tisiga, Yukon, 2013, 4 min

  • Directed by Poull Brien
  • 2012, USA
  • 75 minutes
    Charles Bradley: Soul of America

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