Hitsville: The Making of Motown

UK 12A Certificate
In cinemas
October 4, 2019
Buy it from
October 7, 2019
1 Hour 52 Minutes
From Altitude Film Distribution
racist language, discriminatory behaviour, moderate threat, drug references

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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July 7, 2020

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