Tuesday, November 16th
Black Rock Branch
This is the true story of the greatest musicians you've never heard of!
"They played on more #1 records than the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined... This is their story."
Richard Allen, Jack Ashford, Bob Babbitt, Benny Benjamin, Bootsy Collins
Artisan Entertainment; Directed by Paul Justman
Rated PG; 116 minutes; 2003
The founder of Motown Records found a group of musicians who would come to call themselves the Funk Brothers and who would be the house band on all of its major hits. This band was the heartbeat of every song and this documentary, cut with archive footage, interviews and live performances finally gives them the credit that is long overdue.
Best Non-Fiction Film
2002 New York Film Critics Circle
2002 National Society of Film Critics
2003 TEC Award
2004 GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS
The Funk Brothers
Lifetime Achievement Award
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "What's Going On," Chaka Khan & The Funk Brothers
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album