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Making the Five Heartbeats

Making the Five Heartbeats is a documentary love letter to the millions of fans who love The Five Heartbeats film, about a fictitious R&B singing group like the Temptations, that tells the classic rags-to-riches story while pulling at your heartstrings.

The doc is about the inspiring journey of filmmaker Robert Townsend and his search for a classic, his quest to get the film made with all of the ups and downs, relying on his faith, street smarts and tenacity to not give up.

The documentary provides the audience with an intimate glimpse behind the scenes of the making of this beloved classic. It’s also the ultimate master class with filmmaker Townsend, who shares his unique creative process.

Played at

NoHo 7, 11.30.18 - 12.06.18
Rated PG-13
Runtime: 86 min
Language: English