Musically Speaking – SPARKLE

Please join us for “Musically Speaking” with DJ Soul Sister – A weekly series of music-themed movies and documentaries, curated and hosted by DJ Soul Sister, with support from Charitable Film Network, Press Street, Whole Foods Market, and WWOZ.

SPARKLE by Sam O’Steen
Recently remade with Whitney Houston and released in 2012, this 1976 feature film with the same name is a rags-to-riches (and, for some, rags again) story of three teenage singers in Harlem who form a girl group in the late 1950s. Starring Irene Cara, Lonette McKee, and Philip Michael Thomas, and featuring original music by Curtis Mayfield, the low-budget original has since reached cult classic status since its successful mid-1970s release. (1976, 98 minutes)

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