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Reel To Reel: Charley Pride - I'm Just Me

Featuring a Post-Screening Conversation With Director and Producer Barb Hall

Charley Pride arrived in Nashville in 1963 while the city was the site of sit-ins and racial violence. Two years later, he was a recording artist on a major label in the otherwise lily-white country music field, and in a short time, he became a superstar whose path would lead him to a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and a place in the Country Music Hall of Fame. Pride’s story is a lesson in the ways that art and expression can triumph over prejudice and defeat injustice. It is a window into the complicated history of the American South and its music. It is a tale of black and white, shaded in gray. And Pride’s hands, which for decades have cradled fine guitars and entertainer of the year trophies, still feel the sharp sting of Mississippi Delta cotton bolls. Raised as less than a citizen in brutally segregated Mississippi, Charley Pride’s buttery voice and steely resolve helped him ascend to a place as one of American music’s most impactful artists. I’m Just Me, is the remarkable solo journey amidst the racial complexities of country music.

 

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi is thrilled to screen this feature-length documentary, after which Director and Producer Barb Hall will discuss the film in a moderated conversation. 



Rated TV-14 | Run Time: 78 minutes

Concessions will be available for purchase. Museum exhibits will be open until 6:30 p.m. and admission is included with the purchase of a ticket.


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Barbara Hall
Vice President of Corridor Group Productions Inc. Founder and President of Clear Cut Inc, and Principal in TH Entertainment LLC, Partner in Titanic Channel (SVOD Channel) Barbara Hall has been involved in all aspects of development, consultation, production and distribution of original arts programming for more 25 years.

Hall has programming credits on more than 25 long form, music-based productions including authorized biographies and concerts, theme-related documentaries and theme- related series, all of which have worldwide distribution.

As an independent producer, Hall has enjoyed a long history of working with many broadcasting networks both domestic and international.  She has a worked with multiple networks in both production and consultation on rights and clearances.

Corridor Group brings along a production team with extensive history in music-related production and vast relationships in the music industry along with knowledge and skills in rights and clearances, an asset critical to successful music and arts production.