Coming to HBO tomorrow, Wednesday, November 6 and to theatres this Friday, November 8:
Roger Ross Williams
DOC NYC, Nantucket, Seattle, Chicago, Provincetown, Montclair
On the history and legacy of the legendary Harlem theatre.
I wrote about the doc for Nantucket’s program, saying:
From the director of the Oscar®-nominated LIFE, ANIMATED comes this rich history of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theater. For 85 years, this cultural landmark has played host to legendary African-American artists and to newcomers willing to take the stage on the venue’s famed Amateur Night. Framed around the inaugural staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ acclaimed BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME, this portrait demonstrates the pivotal role that the arts play in the African-American experience.