SXSW News: STAX: Soulsville, U.S.A. World Premiere at SXSW Soon on HBO and Max

Director Jamila Wignot’s documentary, “STAX: Soulsville, U.S.A.,” premiered at the SXSW Film & Television Festival in March in the Screening Section: TV Premiere and will soon be available for viewing on HBO and Max.

“STAX: Soulsville, U.S.A.,” tells the story of an underdog, interracial record label that ushered in the groundbreaking music of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, The Staple Singers, Sam & Dave, and many others. Defying the notion that Black artists needed to be “made marketable,” the Memphis-based label went from ultimate outsider to one of the record industry’s most influential producers of soul music. It’s a quintessentially American story of an audacious group of individuals who dared to make their music on their own terms, creating an institution that has continued to help define our culture long after the label itself has gone.

Principal Cast: Otis Redding, Estelle Axton, Al Bell, Steve Cropper, Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Sam Moore, Deanie Parker, David Porter, Jim Stewart, Carla Thomas

This four-part docuseries comprehensively explores how an underdog record label sparked a musical revolution, shattered racial barriers, and catapulted the careers of groundbreaking artists like Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, and Booker T. & The M.G.’s, and many more. Each episode unveils a new chapter in this remarkable journey, keeping you hooked till the end.

Mark your calendars for the debut of ‘STAX: Soulsville, U.S.A.’ on HBO on Monday, May 20th. The excitement starts with two episodes airing back-to-back at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Don’t worry if you miss it, all four episodes will be available to stream on Max on the same day.

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Source: HBO, SXSW

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