A cultural anchor in New York City since 1934, the Apollo has provided a home for the most legendary African American artists for over nine decades. Featuring rehearsals for the inaugural staging of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams weaves in modern day performances with the history of this sordid stage. The story is both a celebration of black artists and reminder of the ongoing challenges African Americans face in the U.S. — it will make you laugh, encourage you to sing, and remind you of the universal power of music
Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Premiere.
Special post-screening skype Q&A with Roger Ross Williams
PRODUCERS: Lisa Cortes, Jeanne Elfant Festa, Cassidy Hartmann
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Michael Dwyer
EDITORS: John Steven Fisher, Jean Tsien