With extensive access to archival footage, intercut with present day interviews, the film explores and celebrates the iconic music and musicians who helped shape the soundtrack to the 1960s. Directed by Gabe and Ben Turner, “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 story of Motown is told through interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown’s vaults and Gordy’s personal archives. This is the first documentary about the iconic label with Gordy’s participation .
The film, and its accompanying soundtrack album, features the music of The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and the Jackson 5 among others! Crave/Showtime will premier Hitsville on August 24th