Muscle Shoals Documentary to Premiere at Sundance
By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino

It looks like Dave Grohl’s documentary about the infamous Sound City Studios in California is going to have some similar competition at Sundance this year.

Rolling Stone reports that the film Muscle Shoals will also be making its premiere at the festival later this month. The documentary chronicles FAME Studios and Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, a pair of recording facilities owned by Rick Hall in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

The studios have played home to several iconic artists’ recording efforts through the decades, some of which include The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Allman Brothers, Wilson Pickett and Paul Simon. The name Muscle Shoals may also sound familiar to Lynyrd Skynyrd fans, as the band pays homage to the studios’ rhythm section, The Swampers, in their hit, “Sweet Home Alabama.”

Muscle Shoals director and screenwriter Greg “Freddy” Camalier says of the film on its official website, “Muscle Shoals comes from the heart – not only the film but the entirety of the tale itself.”

The documentary is set to premiere on at Sundance on January 26th at 3:30pm.

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