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Genre: Biography

Duration: 152 Minutes

Ray (2004) FILM TALK

Hosted by Alysha Main (Music Supervisor/DJ/Host of “Hamilton Film” Podcast)
A series for true music lovers craving a big audiovisual experience with the greatest sonic moments ever captured on film.  Host Alysha Main will take the audience on a journey through the liner notes and deep cuts from the most beloved music documentaries and biopics of all time.
In Part 2 of the series, we expand past documentaries into biopics and films with a unique musical focus.  We’ll see iconic 1970s performances by Elvis Presley, James Brown, Bill Withers, B.B. King & more; we’ll explore the lives of legendary artists Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, and we’ll have some family fun at the “School of Rock”.
RAY (2004)
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where we went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.  Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard, gaining worldwide fame for his unique blend of gospel and country.

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Alysha Main is a Music Supervisor, DJ, and Podcaster who has been working in the entertainment industry for 20 years. Her career has taken her to Toronto, London, and Melbourne, working in Artist Management, Event Promotion, Sales, and Marketing.  She is the creator and host of the Hamilton Film podcast, documenting the local film industry.  In 2017 she shifted her focus to Music Supervision, studying at Berklee College of Music, and now works on film and TV projects in Canada and the USA.