The Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk wants to take you back in time to the funky, soulful heyday of a legendary Alabama recording studio.
"Muscle Shoals" is a film celebrating the music created at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where countless rock and soul hits were recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Clarence Carter, Jimmy Cliff, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Lynryd Skynyrd and The Rolling Stones passed through its doorway.
Indelible hits such as "I'll Take You There," "Brown Sugar," "Mustang Sally," "Tell Mama," "Kodachrome" and "Freebird" were made there.
"Crammed with generous musical clips and fascinating anecdotes, 'Muscle Shoals,' is a crowd-pleasing feast of music," an official description of the film claims. "Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Bono, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon, Steve Winwood and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism and mystery, and why it remains influential today."
The movie will be screened 4:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14; and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.