Hitsville: The Making of Motown

United States, 2019 / 112 Mins

Director: Gabe Turner, Benjamin Turner

Starring: Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson

Documentary film that focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The film tracks the unique system that 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.