Coming to DVD tomorrow, Friday, September 13:
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME
DOC NYC, Sound Unseen, African Diaspora, Leeds, San Francisco Black, Melbourne Doc
A look back at the triumph and tragedy of the R&B singer.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
The unforgettable voice behind “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” “Close the Door,” and “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” Teddy Pendergrass was poised to be the biggest R&B artist of all time with five consecutive platinum albums. But his career was halted by a 1982 car accident that left him paralyzed at age 31. This definitive biography, set to a soulful soundtrack, captures revealing interviews with his closest associates to trace his rise, fall, and post-accident comeback at Live Aid.