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RESPECT YOURSELF w/ ROBERT GORDON & PATTERSON HOOD -- SATURDAY FEBRUARY 226:30p - RECEPTION & BOOK SIGNING | 7:30p - SCREENING FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION
ADMISSION: $10 - SCREENING | $43 - SCREENING + BOOKRobert Gordon’s latest book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion, was published in November 2013 to instant acclaim. But the book’s origin dates back to 2007 with the documentary RESPECT YOURSELF: THE STAX RECORDS STORY, which the author co-directed with Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom). Ciné, in partnership with the UGA Willson Center,and Avid Bookshop, presents a special screening of the film hosted by Gordon and renowned Athens musician Patterson Hood.Gordon will sign copies of Respect Yourself: Stax Records & the Soul Explosion at a reception before the screening beginning at 6:30pm. Avid Bookshop will be on hand with books for those who purchased combo tickets or want to buy extra copies of Respect Yourself. After the screening, Gordon will participate in an audience Q&A with Hood.
Grammy Award winning writer Robert Gordon is the author of six books, and producer/director of seven feature documentaries. He has focused on the American south — its music, art, and politics — to create an insider’s portrait of his home that is both nuanced and ribald.Gordon’s first book, It Came From Memphis, careens through the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s, riding shotgun with the weirdoes, winos, and midget wrestlers who were the forces that created rock and roll. Elvis Presley was a marginal figure in that book, but Elvis’ estate, Graceland, contracted with Gordon for two books: The King on the Road, the first project to have access to Col. Tom Parker’s archives, and The Elvis Treasures. Gordon wrote the definitive biography of blues great Muddy Waters, Can’t Be Satisfied, and his book Respect Yourself — about Stax Records, the home of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and the Staple Singers — was published in 2013.His films as director/producer include Stranded In Canton, a collaboration with photographer William Eggleston, and Johnny Cash’s America, which featured interviews with former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and with Snoop Dogg and Ozzy Osbourne. It examines ideas of justice, penance and faith, spiritual and national, through the life of Johnny Cash.Gordon’s work has shown on PBS’s “American Masters” and “Great Performances” series, A&E, BBC, Channel Four, and many global networks. His writing has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers. Four of his documentaries have received Grammy Award nominations: Respect Yourself; Johnny Cash’s America; Muddy Waters Can’t Be Satisfied; and “The Road To Memphis,” an episode of Martin Scorsese’s “The Blues.”He won a Grammy for his essay about the band Big Star in the 2010 boxed set, Keep An Eye On the Sky.
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