Agile, Mobile, Hostile...
Agile, Mobile, Hostile

Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year In The Life Of Andre Williams

Screening:

  • Sunday 5 October 21:00 Cineworld

Runtime:

88 mins 16

Director: Tricia Todd, Eric Matthies Country: USA
Writer: Tricia Todd, Eric Matthies Original Format: HDCAM
Dir. of Photography: Eric Matthies Print Source: Project Lab
Producer: Tricia Todd, Eric Matthies
Cast: Andre Williams, Jon Sinclair, Jon Spencer

Film Details

UK Premiere

Short Synopsis:

He’s worked with Ike Turner, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder. He frequently tours America and other parts of the world. His songs have appeared in films that went on to become huge international successes. So why is it that, at 72 years old, Andre Williams is still struggling to pay for the budget hotel room in which he lives between tours? A fascinating insight into one of music’s forgotten legends.

Review:

He’s worked with Ike Turner, Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder. He frequently tours America and other parts of the world and his songs have appeared in films that went on to become huge international successes. So why is it that, at 72 years old, Andre Williams is still struggling to pay for the budget hotel room in which he lives between tours?

A fascinating insight into one of music’s forgotten legends, the film follows Andre over the course of sixteen months as he rehearses, records and plays shows around the globe. He’s no stranger to poverty, homelessness and addiction, and as his past begins to catch up with him, his health begins to deteriorate. Andre is faced with a simple choice- to change his lifestyle, or risk dying as a result.

Featuring contributions from the likes of John Sinclair and Jon Spencer, Agile, Mobile, Hostile tells the distressing story of many recording artists from the 1960s who were screwed over by their record labels and left without a penny, but also provides a glimmer of hope in that despite all of the bad times, and against all of the odds, Andre has managed to continue doing what he loves for all these years. It’s informative, occasionally amusing, but above all, inspiring.

CP