The Apollo

Wednesday, January 8, 2020


    From the director of the Oscar®-nominated Life, Animated comes this rich history of Harlem’s Apollo Theater. For 85 years, this cultural landmark has played host to legendary African-American artists and to newcomers willing to take the stage on the venue’s famed Amateur Night. Framed around the inaugural staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ acclaimed Between the World and Me, this portrait demonstrates the pivotal role that the arts play in the African-American experience.

    Screening in the series Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries 2020.

    • Country USA
    • Language English
    • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
    • Running Time 98 minutes
    • Director Roger Ross Williams
    • Writer Cassidy Hartmann, Jean Tsien
    • Producer Lisa Cortés, Jeanne Elfant Festa, Cassidy Hartmann
    • Editor Jean Tsien, ACE; John Fisher