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2019

The Apollo

The film chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark, the Apollo. The film will specifically follow a new production of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ ‘Between the World and Me’ as it comes to the theater’s grand stage. The creation of this vibrant multi-media stage show frames the way in which "The Apollo" explores the current struggle of black lives in America, the role that art plays in that struggle and the broad range of African American achievement that the Apollo Theater represents.

Directed by Roger Ross Williams
Opened the Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Premiering on HBO Fall 2019

The film features interviews with a number of artists, including Patti LaBelle, Pharrell Williams, Smokey Robinson, and Jamie Foxx.