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US Consulate presents Motown film

The US Consulate will present the film Standing in the Shadows of Motown at their next Consulate Night at the Library series on Thursday, June 16.

The film is a documentary that recounts the story of The Funk Brothers, the uncredited studio musicians who recorded and performed on Motown's recordings between 1959 and 1972.

The film covers their career via interviews with surviving band members, archival footage and still photos, dramatised re-enactments, and narration by actor Andre Braugher.

The film will start at 6.00pm at the Bermuda National Library.

US Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig will help lead a discussion after the film.

“This is the extraordinary story of musicians whose music we have always loved but who have gone unrecognised for far too long,” she said. “This is a chance to recognise the talent and accomplishments of these artists.”

Anyone interested in borrowing the film should contact the US Consulate at 295-1342.

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Published June 09, 2016 at 12:31 pm (Updated June 09, 2016 at 12:31 pm)

US Consulate presents Motown film

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