The screening on Thur 21 Feb was followed by a Q&A with director Olivia Lichtenstein.

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.