City Cinema presents Standing in the Shadows of Motown
School’s out for summer, which means it is time to rock on down to Yonge-Dundas Square for the city’s favourite outdoor screenings, City Cinema, every Tuesday at 8pm from June 26 – August 28. YDS is providing Toronto the ultimate summer soundtrack with Rockumentaries; a lineup of non-fiction films that are sure to cause treble as they explore the life and times of some of North America’s most beloved musical acts, featuring different artists and their signature sounds each week.
On July 17, Motown meets Hogtown with the YDS screening of Standing in the Shadows of Motown (2002), narrated by Andre Braugher. This documentary sheds light on The Funk Brothers, the largely unheralded and uncredited studio musicians for Motown Records. Producing more hits than The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys combined, these artists are the unsung heroes behind one of the biggest musical empires of the 20th century.