THE APOLLO

Dir. Roger Ross Williams | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2019 | 1 hr. 38 min.

Discussion to follow with director Roger Ross Williams and producer Lisa Cortés, moderated by Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Since 1934, the Apollo Theater has been a Harlem landmark, showcasing the talent of Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Billie Holiday, and many other legendary African American artists of the past nine decades. While following the theater’s inaugural staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates's acclaimed Between the World and Me, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and MVFF alum Roger Ross Williams gracefully intertwines historic and present-day footage, richly illustrating the fundamental role the Apollo continues to play in black American life.

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs
7:30 p.m. Musical Tribute by Sabrina Luening & Nanauwe Vanderhoop | 8:00 p.m. Feature Film

 

Sponsored by Susan & Jim Swartz and the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank