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Filmmakers Damnani Baker and Alex Vlack spent over three years first trying to contact their intensely private subject and then arranging to shoot & compile footage for the documentary as they slowly gained his trust. The result is an inspiring glimpse into the life of a man dedicated to his family but also still conflicted by his artistic legacy and the creative struggle of what place his new music would have in todays world. The film takes us on a journey back through Withers' brilliant career as well as forward with a visit to his hometown, his high school reunion, recording sessions, tribute concerts and more. The interviews reveal a man of profound wisdom, feeling, humor and integrity. Particularly touching is the relationship between Bill and his daughter Kori, a singer/songwriter in her own right.
I cannot endorse this fantastic documentary enough as it manages to show, regardless of his age, the kind of artist the music industry is sorely in need of today
Most people have a particular "comfort" food, like macaroni and cheese or pork 'n beans on toast; something so good, but so simple. Bill Withers' work is "comfort music" for everyone. And it is as relevant now as when it first debuted, thirty or so years ago! C'mon, Bill, please record some new offerings and we'll listen and love it! Looking forward to owning this DVD, too!
We live in a world of artificial truths and artificial people. This film reveals him to be exactly what you thought and felt upon hearing his music: a deeply rooted and dignified tree standing tall and lovingly in the forest.
My goodness, what can i say about this phenomenal, artistic, poetic, and just humble & simple man? i always had this fascination with what i call a deep simpleness to him and his music, but this film made my admiration just topple over. He made me laugh my butt off, and cry my butt off too (and i didn't expect to). His experiences and takes on life sound so much like mines (and my father's) that i just kept shaking my head in disbelief.
We praise the men with awards and ribbons, and with language of intense-scholars, and we praise the bad asses for defying a norm. Well how about praising the men and women who's "mind's eye is so clear" and resonates with people so well, we remember just who were are? Where an artist doesn't need to provide you an escape of colorful gimmicks, fancy dance steps, but just a voice and the words of the local friend from down the block?
Why is simplicity in art so underrated when it's the essence of who we are???
i don't know about you, but i an dig it. i can dig all of what Bill Withers had to say. i wish he was an uncle of mines. So much to consider from this. Family, friends, love, music, motivation, ridicule, basically life.
BILL WITHERS YOU WERE, ARE, AND WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved it, it's great to see the man who's voice helped me get through the toughest times in my life.Published 1 month ago by ricardo becerril
This is an artful documentary! Such a wonderful look at the life, character and music of Bill Withers. Inspiring, convicting and soul-filling.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
An incredibly in-depth look at one of the defining voices of a generation.Published 4 months ago by Andrew Arch
Very enjoyable to watch (also saw with my wife's parents who thoroughly enjoyed it as well)Published 4 months ago by I. Champagne Jr.
This video is excellent my father has watched it plenty of times. This gives you insight on the man and his musicPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer