Thurs. May 2, 7pm, $6 admission
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Coming Back for More: Sly Stone, Dance to the Music
2008, 92min, Director: Willem Alkema
from the oju image collective
One of the great musical innovators of the last fifty years, Sly (of the Family Stone, naturally) survived his drug addiction but disappeared from the limelight in the early ‘80s. He became untraceable for years. In 2002, director/musician Willem Alkema started searching for the iconic singer, and his adventures end up turning over a whoooole lot more than he anticipated. A mix of archival performances and interviews with friends and former bandmates, Alkema’s film unfolds like an episode of CSI with one of the funkiest soundtracks you can imagine. Six years in the making, this is an incredible tale for either the superfan or the completely uninitiated, and a portrait of one of the most compelling personalities in music history.