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IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME

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  • Sat 23 Feb
  • 106 minutes
  • Director: Olivia Lichtenstein
  • Cast: Teddy Pendergrass, Ida Pendergrass, Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff.
  • UK (2018)

Synopsis

The untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until a tragic accident changed his life. A compelling tale with surprising twists and turns, IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME is an intimate portrait of one of the greatest singers of his generation.


The unforgettable lead vocalist of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and their classic songs such as ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, ‘If You Don’t Know Me By Now’ and ‘I Miss You’, Teddy Pendergrass became the first solo male African American artist to record four consecutive platinum albums in the US, but his career was struck by tragedy in 1982 when a car accident left him paralysed at the age of 31.


IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME is an insightful and moving documentary by BAFTA award winner Olivia Lichtenstein which captures Teddy’s meteoric rise to fame from a tough ghetto childhood in Philadelphia against the complex backdrop of 1960’s America and his a triumphant comeback in front of a global audience of 1.9 billion at Live Aid. It features revealing interviews with family, friends and colleagues alongside industry legends Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, lots of magical and rarely seen archive footage and of course, a beautifully soulful soundtrack.