Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story
02/27/2014, 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members, Stax Museum members, & students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass map
An authoritative film about Memphis’ own Stax Records, whose hits include “Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay,” “Soul Man,” “If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Wanna Be Right),” “Knock On Wood,” and “Respect.” The film documents the story behind a white brother and sister who established a recording studio in a black Memphis neighborhood in the 1960s, and their open-door policy, which created an interracial house band— Booker T. and the MGs—and myriad Stax stars, including Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes. Respect Yourself includes never before seen footage, including home movies by the Stax artists; lost performances by Redding, the MGs, and Hayes; and interviews with all the key players plus Jesse Jackson, Elvis Costello, Bono, Chuck D, and Justin Timberlake.
This screening precedes The Mike Curb Institute’s event Just Talkin' About Stax: An Evening with Willie Hall, Don Nix, Marvell Thomas, Bettye Crutcher and Robert Gordon, which will be held at Rhodes College on Thursday, March 6.
Burke’s Books will be on hand to sell copies of filmmaker Robert Gordon’s newest book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion before and after the screening. Gordon will also introduce the film and host a Q&A after the screening.
Directors: Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville | USA | 2007 | 115 minutes