San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Film Screening & Discussion
Harry Weinger & Guests
Thursday, November 12 at 6:30 pm
Appropriate for older teens – adults
Soul Brother No. 1. The Godfather of Soul. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Mr. Dynamite! These are just some of the names by which James Brown was known during a career that spanned more than 50 years. Live Wire pays homage to this Apollo Hall of Fame inductee with a screening of the acclaimed documentary, Mr. Dynamite: the Rise of James Brown, directed by the Oscar® and Emmy® winner Alex Gibney. The film covers the peak of Brown’s career with rare video clips, never-before-seen photographs from his estate, and fresh interviews with some of his closest personal and musical associates. The result is new insight into a man whose life and career made an indelible and everlasting impact on entertainment and culture. Harry Weinger, a special consultant to the film and a two-time Grammy® winner, will lead a panel discussion following the screening with the film’s director Alex Gibney, supervising editor Geeta Gandbhir, ethnomusicologist Michael Veal, and Hip Hop Activist and Media Assassin Harry Allen.
“A smart, informative and compassionate look at the artist known as the Godfather of Soul, whose music changed America.” – The New York Times
“As honest as it could possibly be… This documentary did a lot right… (it) is incredible and is a must see.” – The Source
Join in on the discussion! Tweet us at @ApolloEd using #ApolloLiveWire or #MrDynamite
**Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event to secure seating.**
Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management. The Apollo Theater reserves the right to cancel or revoke this registration at any time.
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Apollo Theater Education Program
The Apollo Theater Education Program extends the Apollo’s commitment to enhancing the life of the community. The Education Program focuses on four distinct areas of learning and engagement: residencies, workshops and tours for schools; curriculum materials aligned to state and national learning standards and study guides derived from the Theater’s history; career development for teens and adults through the Apollo Theater Academy; and discussions and lectures for the public that highlight the history of the Apollo and its impact on American art, culture and entertainment.