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Music documentary finds international success after Montana premiere

| May 21, 2020 1:00 AM

After making its Montana debut at Polson’s Flathead Lake International Cinemafest in January, feature soul music documentary “This is Love” is continuing its tour virtually. The film, from executive producer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac, screened at 40 film festivals across the globe and won a dozen top prizes.

“This is Love” follows obscure soul singer, Rudy Love, a name the public does not know but a voice who has been influencing them for decades. Echoing the rhythms and heart of an unsung music hero, “This is Love” has been lauded as a funky and soulful portrait of a legendary artist who turned down fame to make music with his family. Widespread cancellations of large gatherings have paused most film festival screenings, yet “This is Love” is still set to screen for live audiences as soon as August at the West Sound Film Festival, Kansas City Black Film Festival, and Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, among others.

After being installed at the Aspen Art Museum and Kansas African American Museum, in addition to other institutions earlier this year, “This is Love” resumes screening at universities and museums throughout the United States.

“This is Love” will be announcing a home entertainment release in the coming weeks, updates on the film and the artists whom it features can be found

by following @thisislovefilm on social media.

The film, directed by John Alexander, is produced by Robert Love and JC Guest. Emily Bonavia, Ann Garvey, Susan Houston, and Billboard Award winner Shawn Rhodes are executive producing along with Mick Fleetwood.