Streaming Release!

Everything: The Real Thing Story


The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Everything: The Real Thing Story for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.

“An enlightening film portrait of a pioneering British soul band … this pitch-perfect documentary reveals a lot of blood, sweat and tears.” – Mojo

This energizing and eye-opening new documentary chronicles how the “other four lads from Liverpool” found international stardom in the 1970s as Britain’s first million-selling soul and funk band.  Against a backdrop of social and political turmoil, The Real Thing were the first all-black British group to hit #1 in the pop charts – with the smash hit ‘You To Me Are Everything’. Other hits like “Can’t Get By Without You” and “Can You Feel the Force” set dancefloors alight, but their proudest moment was composing their anthemic “Children of the Ghetto” – the first ever song to address the plight of black people in the UK.  The band’s massive success has also been tempered with personal tragedy, but now founding members Eddy, Chris and Dave tell their incredible true story.  Everything: The Real Thing Story charts the rise of Liverpool’s musical pioneers, who fought discrimination to become the biggest-selling black group in UK pop history. This is a tale stranger than any fiction – an untold story of home-grown pop, painted against a backdrop of politics, funk and race, where four proud Black boys took on the world, and changed British music forever. (Dir. by Simon Sheridan, 2019, UK, 94 mins., Not Rated)