A toe-tapping documentary that focuses on a remarkable period in music and culture, beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. Gabe and Benjamin Turner’s film tracks the unique system that Berry Gordy assembled that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time. Fascinatingly, the creation and initial success of Motown was achieved during a period of significant racial tensions in America and amid the burgeoning civil rights movement. Hitsville: The Making of Motown is packed with hits, and filled with great insight.
Gabe Turner, Benjamin Turner / USA 2019 / 1h52m / Digital / 12A – Contains racist language, discriminatory behaviour, moderate threat, drug references. Documentary.