Reel Harlem Film Festival: Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

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Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem


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Reel Harlem Film Festival: Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown

Watch rare footage of The Godfather of Soul

"Energy and excitement and drama."

- Wall Street Journal
Join NYC Parks for free, family-friendly movies screening across the city's green spaces for some perfect summer fun. Bring the family or round up some friends and get there early to find a good viewing spot. For this one, get ready for Alex Gibney's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown. Featuring rare and never-before-seen footage, interviews and photographs, Mr. Dynamite chronicles the musical ascension of the "hardest working man in show business;" from his first hit single to his memorable performances to his moments of madness. This is the definitive James Brown documentary, a must watch. In a celebration of all things James Brown, this night starts with a soul train tribute to the great man himself. "This is a smart, informative and compassionate look at the artist known as the Godfather of Soul, whose music changed America." – The New York Times "Like a James Brown show, the result is both generously proportioned and extremely tight." – Entertainment Weekly This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won’t charge you a penny.

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