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
  • 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
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil