Hitsville - The Making of Motown (12a)

Director Gabe & Benjamin Turner. Documentary/Music


This fascinating documentary explores the birth of iconic record label Motown Records, which led an explosion of black music into the mainstream cultural sphere. Young, gifted and black, Motown’s extraordinary flowering of musical talent included Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, the Temptations and the Jackson 5 – all gathered in an unlikely studio in the Detroit suburbs: ‘Hitsville, USA’. Led by reminiscences from label boss Berry Gordy and featuring rare archive footage and interviews with hitmakers past and present (including John Legend, Dr Dre and Jamie Foxx), Hitsville documents an extraordinary cultural force.

Starring Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder


Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Loved it. Such a laid back documentary, light touch, informative and inventive. Above all, terrific music.

Wonderful documentary delivered beautifully and with such warmth.

A interesting insight into Motown and the artists from that time. Not just for Motown fans!

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