Just Mercy starring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx won top film honors at the 51st NAACP Image Awards, receiving the award for Outstanding Motion Picture.
The Apollo (2019)
NAME OF FILM: THE APOLLO
DIRECTOR(S): Roger Ross Williams
STARRING: Jamie Foxx, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: The historic Apollo Theater is cherished as the platform that launched the careers of countless African-American talents. Its enduring influence on popular culture and commitment to both established and emerging artists in the community is lovingly chronicled in this captivating tribute from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams.
The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced today with Harriet, Clemency, Waves and The Apollo among the films receiving nominations.
The Academy announced shortlists for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories including Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
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Watch the trailer for The Apollo, directed by Roger Ross Williams, that chronicles the legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater, covering the rich history of the storied performance space over its 85 years.
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HBO confirmed their slate of documentaries for the second half of 2019, including: Roger Ross Williams’ THE APOLLO, an insider’s look at the history and legacy of the legendary Apollo Theater.
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The 2019 Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of the documentary film The Apollo, that chronicles the unique history and legacy of the New York City landmark, the Apollo Theater.