Everything – The Real Thing Story
Streaming 2/26 | Tickets $12 general $10 members
Dir. Simon Sheridan | 2019 | 94 min
UK | in English
The story of British R&B band The Real Thing is fascinating for music or history buffs—the former will revel in this band that shared the Top of the Pops at the same time as the British Invasion was taking over and the latter will see in vivid detail the inequities faced by black musicians and the bald-faced racism inherent in the industry. A bookend to the underseen Doctober pic White Riot, Everything delivers both a poignant reminder of the challenges faced by black artists, even when successful, and a joyous tribute to a band that spun R&B, disco and pop gold through several iterations—despite the tragedy of addiction that afflicted one of their own.