‘Bitchin’: The Sound & Fury of Rick James Documentary Film Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 4, 2021
“This man was a genius.” You certainly know his name! But do you know the story of his life? The true story? Showtime has unveiled a first official trailer for a documentary film titled Bitchin’: The Sound and the Fury of Rick Jamesby award-winning filmmaker Sacha Jenkins. Bitchin: The Sound and the Fury of Rick James is an intimate yet propulsive look at Rick James, one of rock, funk and R&B’s most legendary and often underestimated figures. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James was signed to Motown Records in 1966 at the age of 18, going on to create various rock and funk bands over the next several decades. He passed away in 2004 at the age of 56, but left quite a legacy. From Tribeca: “Composed of rare archival performances, animations, interviews with family and collaborators, and recorded conversations with James himself, this audience-pleasing film proves the impact that this undeniable force has had on American music and popular culture.” Oh yeah that looks great! We are in a glorious golden age of music history documentaries.
First trailer (+ poster) for Sacha Jenkins’ doc Bitchin’: The Sound and the Fury of Rick Jameson Youtube:
Showtime’s documentary Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James is an intimate yet propulsive look at Rick James, one of rock, funk and R&B’s most legendary and often underrated figures. Featuring rare footage from James’ incredible live shows, never-before-seen home video, original interviews with legendary artists, collaborators and friends, and a treasure trove of taped interviews with James (who died in 2004), the documentary features a photo of James’ dramatic rise and fall, focusing on the “Punk-Funk” music he left behind. Bitchin’: The Sound and the Fury of Rick James is directed by acclaimed American documentary producer/filmmaker Sasha Jenkinsdocumentary filmmaker Freshly dressed, Burn, motherfucker, burnand The word is link before, as well as numerous TV documentaries and other projects. Produced by Steve Rivo. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. Showtime will debut Bitchin’: The Sound and the Fury of Rick James diffusion September 3, 2021. Who wants to watch?