The Apollo

The Apollo

The Apollo

The director of Oscar-nominated documentary Life, Animated celebrates the rich history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem—a longtime beacon for Black musicians and stage artists.

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Documentary

The Apollo / Reviews

The New York Times

The New York Times

While “The Apollo” itself might have taken a more inventive approach, it derives its power from the artistry it captures.

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Variety

Variety

You should never take for granted a documentary that fills in the basics with flair and feeling. Especially when the basics consist of great big gobs of some of the most revolutionary and exhilarating popular art ever created in this country.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

With its blend of the archival, the interviewed, and modern-day footage, the first miracle of the film is that it never feels overstuffed with talking heads, or perfunctorily assembled, or rushed in covering its many glories across nearly a century. It’s a real beating-heart tribute, always streaked with feeling, whether joyous or poignant.

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