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TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME

Dir: Olivia Lichtenstein
United Kingdom / 2018 / 106mins

Archive footage, interviews, and reconstruction tell the story of soul singer, Teddy Pendergrass, from his childhood to the height of his fame. Having learnt how to sing in church as a child, and inspired by Jackie Wilson’s performances at the Uptown Theatre, Pendergrass joined the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, but left after he realized he was being taken for a ride - the voice people believed was Harold Melvin’s was in fact Teddy’s. 

Pendergrass drove women wild with his performances, but faced relentless pressure from the Philadelphia police. After a devastating car accident, Pendergrass’s path dramatically shifted. With bursts of his own personal diaries which he recorded on tapes, and great interviews with figures such as Questlove, this is a fascinating film about a musician whose legacy is not as known as it should be.

The screening on Thur 21 Feb will be followed by a director Q&A. The film then opens on release on Fri 22 Feb - check back for more screening dates and times.

Book Tickets

Date: Thu 21 Feb 2019 - Tue 26 Feb 2019
Price: REGULAR PEAK £9 (£7 CONCESSIONS) / OFF PEAK £5 / EVENT £12 (£10 CONCESSION)
Tuesday 26th February
20:40

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.