Charles Bradley: Soul of America
Director: Poull Brien Run Time: 75 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 2012
Starring: Alex Everett, Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones
Nitehawk and Noisey present a special one night screening of CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA with a post screening Q&A with Director Poull Brien & an after party in our cafe with Kings County Soul: Daptone DJ’s!
Charles Bradley: Soul of America follows the extraordinary journey of singer Charles Bradley during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of his debut album “No Time for Dreaming.” Despite being abandoned as a child, a period of homelessness, the devastating loss of his brother and constant poverty, Charles Bradley never gave up on his life long dream to be a professional singer. With the help of producer and Grammy-winner Gabriel Roth (Daptone Records) and musician and label owner Tommy Brenneck (Dunham 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. This film shows the incredible rise of the 62-year-old aspiring soul singer and how his debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011.