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Trailer Watch: 2013 Sundance Selection 'Muscle Shoals' Looks at Legendary Alabama Music Town

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 15, 2013 at 2:50PM

Check out this new trailer for Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals," set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the legendary Alabama town which, during the 1960s and '70s, boasted a handful of music studios that would forever alter the sound of soul and rock n' roll.
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"Muscle Shoals"
"Muscle Shoals"

Check out this new trailer for Greg Camalier's documentary "Muscle Shoals," set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film looks at the legendary Alabama town which, during the 1960s and '70s, boasted a handful of music studios that would forever alter the sound of soul and rock n' roll.

The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon are among the many big names who traveled to Muscle Shoals to record. As the documentary asks at the beginning of its trailer, "What is it about Muscle Shoals? It's just a little village on the Alabama border. Why does that music come out of there?"

The film has its Sundance debut on January 26. More info here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.