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Luther: Never Too Much


Presented by Groovescooter



After receiving a standing ovation at its World Premiere at Sundance this year, Sydney audiences can now get intimate with one of the finest soul/r'n'b singers to ever take up a microphone. Luther: Never Too Much chronicles the story of Luther Vandross, a vocal virtuoso whose career began at the epicentre of Black culture - Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. Using a wealth of rarely seen archives and Luther's music, director Dawn Porter's lovingly made documentary allows Vandross’s voice to tell his own story with assistance from people like actor/singer Jamie Foxx (also one of the film's producers), along with close friends and musical collaborators including Mariah Carey, Dionne Warwick, Fonzi Thornton, Nile Rodgers (Chic), Valerie Simpson and Roberta Flack. The film relives the highs and lows of Luther’s musical career, while exploring his unrequited love life, health struggles and a lifelong battle to earn the respect his music deserved.

“Essential viewing...an overdue portrait of one of music’s best.

The Hollywood Reporter

Lovingly chronicles an American treasure’s legacy.


Strikes a delicate, graceful balance and gives the Grammy winner autonomy in recounting his career.


Why You Should See This Film

His own iconic tracks aside, Luther Vandross' legacy includes working with Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder and Donna Summer. If you loved the Teddy Pendergrass documentary, you’ll be just as moved by this similarly intimate portrayal of another of Soul music’s sexiest voices and the intimate revelations it provides. Presented by Groovescooter, who have jumped through many hoops to secure the Australian Premiere of this film exclusively at Golden Age.

Dawn Porter
Nile Rodgers, Jamie Foxx, Dionne Warwick, Mariah Carey, Fonzi Thornton
101 minutes

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