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The Apollo (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 8 November 2019 (USA)
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The history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem is given the full treatment.
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Credited cast:
Cholly Atkins Cholly Atkins ... Himself (archive footage)
Florence Ballard ... Herself (archive footage)
Angela Bassett ... Herself
James Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Shirley Chisholm ... Herself (archive footage)
Ta-Nehisi Coates ... Himself
Charles 'Honi' Coles Charles 'Honi' Coles ... Himself (archive footage)
The Edwards Sisters The Edwards Sisters ... Themselves (archive footage)
Duke Ellington ... Himself (archive footage)
Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Kamilah Forbes Kamilah Forbes ... Herself
Jamie Foxx ... Himself
Redd Foxx ... Himself (archive footage)
Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)
Savion Glover ... Himself
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The history of New York City's Apollo Theater in Harlem is given the full treatment.

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8 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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El Teatro Apollo See more »

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C'est si bon
Music by Henri Betti
Lyrics by André Hornez
Performed by Eartha Kitt
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Trying to rewrite history It Seems...

Horrible. Start to finish. Barely any mention of the man who changed the world of music. And the reason why is obvious... HBO are right in the middle of a lawsuit they are losing big time on.

HBO are looking to possibly pay a huge fine of over a hundred million dollars to the estate of Michael Jackson for spreading those false allegations against him earlier this year.

For that HBO has done the most glaring omission in the film by the near complete absent of The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Who had a huge part in the history of The Apollo.

By doing so makes this film look less like a factual documentary and more like a propaganda piece and a way to try and rewrite history. But the truth always remains the truth and you can't change the past.


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