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Posted: Apr 2, 2008 1:31 pm | Edited by: No Big Thing
 
Movin' On Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, 1965-1973

Friday, April 4, 7pm and Saturday, April 5, 7pm
Chicago Cultural Center, Cassidy Theater
78 E. Washington Street
Free

There will be no Q&A for Saturday, April 5 screening.

For the first time, rarely seen footage has been compiled to tell the incredible story of one of the greatest artists and most important R&B groups of all time. This two-hour film features twenty-two complete vintage television performances from the Impressions and Curtis Mayfield’s solo career filmed between 1965 and 1973.

In addition to telling the history of Curtis Mayfield as an artist and the Impressions as a group, the film explores how the Impressions’ music was a virtual soundtrack for the civil rights’ era in the sixties. Ambassador Andrew Young speaks about the effect songs such as “People Get Ready,” Choice of Colors” and “We’re a Winner” had on the movement.

“Movin’ On Up: The Music and Message of Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, 1965-1973” features several candid interviews with Curtis, Impressions members Fred Cash and Sam Gooden, Curtis’ widow Altheida, the great arranger Johnny Pate, Chuck D. and Carlos Santana. Incredible stories about the history of the group, their classic songs and Curtis as a songwriter and his influences are told. Archival interviews throughout the career of Mayfield are featured throughout this documentary.

A Q&A with the film director David Peck and surviving Impressions members Fred Cash and Sam Gooden will immediately follow the screening. Film consultant Aaron Cohen will moderate this panel to discuss Curtis Mayfield and the making of the documentary.

Reelin' InThe Years Productions LLC is the world’s largest music footage library in the world, housing over 10,000 hours of performances from all genres of music covering the last fifty years. They have produced over 30 DVD releases including the four-volume The American Folk Blues Festival 1962-1969 DVD series.
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 1:34 pm | Edited by: No Big Thing
 
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Posted: Apr 2, 2008 1:50 pm
 
hey, that looks good. are you and t going to either of those?
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 2:00 pm
 
I think we might well go on Friday so we can go to Schuba's on Saturday (still smarting from missing out last time at the Hideout). Want a ride if we end up going?
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 2:17 pm
 
Hey Andrew - you guys gonna come by the Cobra afterwards on Friday?.... it's free, ya know....
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 2:23 pm
 
i've got plans before the cobra on friday. i might go saturday then head over to phyllis' or schubas.
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 2:23 pm
 
but thanks man!
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 2:37 pm
 
Yeah, we're planning on Cobra too...free admission, fried food, and bands is a combo that's hard to pass up. Just talked to T and she's thinking baseball, film, + Cobra might be a bit much, so maybe we'll skip the crowds at the film on Friday and go Saturday. Of course, this'll all probably change come Friday evening---best laid plans and all...
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 4:34 pm
 
remember, Phyllis' is free too. mostly. like a pass the hat kinda thing, if we bother getting a hat.
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 5:09 pm
 
best laid plans and all...

don't know about that, but the best plan for getting laid will be at the hideout
Posted: Apr 2, 2008 5:32 pm | Edited by: chicago kevin
 
best laid plans and all...

don't know about that, but the best plan for getting laid will be at the hideout



still givin' it up in the bathroom arman?
Posted: Apr 3, 2008 5:10 am
 
boy's gotta eat
Posted: Apr 3, 2008 7:44 am
 
Does anyone know if this stuff is gonna be released as a dvd?
Posted: Apr 3, 2008 10:27 am
 
“Movin’ On Up” features several candid interviews with Curtis, Impressions members Fred Cash and Sam Gooden, Curtis’ widow Altheida, the great arranger Johnny Pate, Chuck D. and Carlos Santana.

Oh great, Chuck D and Santana. Exactly who I want to hear from about Curtis!
Posted: Apr 3, 2008 12:04 pm
 
Wow, this seems cool, hopefully it'll be mostly Curtis footage and not a bunch of dumbfuck talking heads the whole time.
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 12:41 pm | Edited by: No Big Thing
 
Anybody end up going? All reports I got were that it was pretty amazing.

Film evidently had excellent performance footage, some of which hadn't been seen by anyone in decades, and Friday night's panel discussion was actually really good---the Impressions on hand told some great stories, including one about visiting Bob Marley & the Wailers in Jamaica and imparting some fashion sensibilities.

It will be released on DVD sometime in May.
Posted: Apr 7, 2008 1:14 pm
 
i didn't make it...
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