By Rebecca J. Barnabi
For Augusta Free Push
STAUNTON — In 1950 Chicago, Etta James’ star was just about to rise to fame as she came into speak to with some others who would also turn out to be component of American audio background.
On Thursday night, the Arcadia Challenge will exhibit the 2008 movie “Cadillac Documents,” starring Beyonce Knowles as James, as nicely as Adrien Brody and Gabrielle Union.
Ahead of the film, George Hunter will perform piano and two singers will complete James’ classic hits “I’d Relatively Go Blind” and “At Very last.”
The film is this month’s pick in the “Music at the Movies” collection for the project, and held in the previous Dixie Theater in downtown Staunton.
Based mostly on a correct story, the movie is a powering-the-scenes look at the tunes market and the increase and fall of a history company. Hunter claimed project leaders questioned him to pick from three of four movies with a concentration on jazz audio.
“It was the one they believed would in shape much better,” Hunter explained of “Cadillac Records.”
Hunter mentioned he preferred to select a film that would present folks that just due to the fact an artist is with a record business, that does not signify every thing will go their way.
“This motion picture is extra relatable than other folks [I could have chosen],” Hunter said.
He stated he hopes audience customers will come across inspiration in the movie’s tale to go after what they want in music, as properly as learn what to do and what not to do in the new music sector.
“It can be a unsafe business,” he claimed.
Audience customers are requested to use masks and present proof of vaccination before the overall performance. Doorways open up at 6:30 p.m. and performance commences at 7 p.m. Tickets are offered at thearcadiaproject.org.