Altitude announces now Motown documentary, Hitsville, which is heading into cinemas shortly.

With Horrible Histories The Movie: Rotten Romans comfortably in the UK box office top ten, distributor Altitude has been busy confirming more of its upcoming slate. Next up is a new documentary, this time about Motown.

For one night only, on Monday 30th September, you’ll be able to see Hitsville: The Story Of Motown in UK cinemas with footage from its world premiere. And then the movie goes onto general release from October 4th.

The film charts the creation and success of Motown Records, set against the backdrop of the civil rights movement.

It’s been directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, who were behind the likes of I Am Bolt and The Class Of 92. And it features new interviews with many artists and creative figures, as well as newly-unearthed footage.

Here’s the trailer for the film…

And finally, the official synopsis reads…

HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN focuses on the period beginning with the birth of the company in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The film tracks the unique system that Berry Gordy assembled that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time.

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. The company’s music and post-racial vision were significant factors in helping the country – and the world – evolve through this transformative period in history.

 

 

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