Hitsville: The Making Of Motown (12A)Cast: Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy
Author(s): Gabe Turner, Benjamin Turner
Director: Gabe Turner, Benjamin Turner
Release Date: 04/10/2019 (selected cinemas)
Running Time: 112mins
Released in the year that Motown Records celebrates its 60th anniversary, this documentary is the first film made with the participation of the label's founder, Berry Gordy. The picture charts the creation and success of Motown against the vibrant backdrop of the growing civil rights movement. Interviews with Gordy and some of the artists of the era focus on the period from the birth of the company in 1958 Detroit to its relocation to early 1970s Los Angeles.