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Only the Strong Survive
© Miramax Films / Pennebaker Hegedus Films
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Donn Alan Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus

IMAGE

James Desmond, Chris Hegedus, Donn Alan Pennebaker

SON

Chris Hegedus

MONTAGE

Chris Hegedus

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Miramax Films, Pennebaker Hegedus Films

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Pennebaker Hegedus Films, TFM Distribution, Netflix

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Nombreuses sont les stars de la musique soul aujourd'hui disparues : Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells... Durant l'été 1999, D.A. Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus et le journaliste Roger Friedman sont partis sur les traces de ces légendes de la soul music qui n'ont jamais cessé de travailler : Rufus Thomas, Wilson Pickett, Sam Moore, Mary Wilson, Carla Thomas, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Butler et les Chi Lites...

Roger Friedman is an entertainment journalist and music fan with a particular love for R&B and soul music from the mid-’50s to the pre-disco era of the early ‘70s. Owing in part to segregated booking policies and simple lack of proper archiving, Friedman discovered there is little or no surviving film footage or videotape of many of the greatest artists of the era performing on-stage.
However, a large number of the performers in question were still active and performing on a regular basis, and with the help of documentary filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, Friedman set out to capture some of his favorites on film while they were still in good form. Only the Strong Survive features knockout performances from such R&B legends as Wilson Pickett, Jerry Butler, the Chi-Lights, Carla Thomas, Mary Wilson, Ann Peebles, and many more, as well as interviews in which the artists discuss the ups and downs of their music careers. Only the Strong Survive also includes performance footage of Memphis R&B pioneer Rufus Thomas, who passed on at the age of 84, less than two months before the film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Le 4 Février 2004
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