Speaking of the SLIFF (and huge kudos to Jason Rerun for pointing this out), but this Andre Williams documentary will be playing there this coming Wednesday night! And for god’s sake, if you’re reading this blog, I hope to hell you know who Mr. Rhythm is, but just in case, I’ll attach a couple MP3s below…
Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year With Andre Williams
Tricia Todd & Eric Mathes, U.S., 2008, 86 min.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:15 p.m., Tivoli 3
Known as “Mr. Rhythm,” Andre Williams has recorded hit records (“Bacon Fat”), written hit songs (“Shake a Tail Feather”) and worked with such legends of the industry as Berry Gordy, Ike Turner and Stevie Wonder. But throughout his 72 years, Andre has also struggled with addiction, poverty, homelessness and the legal system. The film follows the alternately charming and maddening Andre on a fascinating, funny and distressing journey. Andre makes a declaration to the filmmakers – “I’m going to show you the right way, because I’ve gone so many wrong ways” – but as he moves from gig to gig, the mercurial singer all too often succumbs to temptation, risking dire consequences.