CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA charts the incredible late-in-life rise of 62 year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album rocketed him from a hard life in the projects to Rolling Stone magazine's top 50 albums of 2011.
Abandoned by his mother as a child, Bradley faced homelessness, illiteracy, violence, the murder of his beloved brother and a nearly fatal illness. He worked odd jobs across the country and performed as a James Brown impersonator and through it all, never gave up on his life-long dream to make it big in the music industry.
Spanning the exciting, painful and uncertain months prior to the release of his debut album, CHARLES BRADLEY: SOUL OF AMERICA documents one man's ultimate triumph over an impossible dream 48 years in the making.
“...only the soulless will fail to respond to footage of this passionate, powerful singer doing his thing onstage.”—The Hollywood Reporter
“...an uplifting and inspiring tale of a man finally getting his chance to shine.”—Indiewire
“From 63-year-old Bradley comes a period-perfect soul revival.”—Rolling Stone Magazine (about the album "No Time For Dreaming")
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