Alex Gibney ::   From the (miserable) cradle to The Payback (1973). The rise of the King of Soul and key figure in black music. Mick Jagger, Chuck D, Greg Tate and all the JB’s admire (and tremble before) the giant that invented it all and worked harder than anyone. Tonnes and tonnes of footage, funk and boogie build the definitive documentary on Mr. Dynamite." />

Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

Director Alex Gibney
United States / 120 min. / 2014 / English


 

From the (miserable) cradle to The Payback (1973). The rise of the King of Soul and key figure in black music. Mick Jagger, Chuck D, Greg Tate and all the JB’s admire (and tremble before) the giant that invented it all and worked harder than anyone. Tonnes and tonnes of footage, funk and boogie build the definitive documentary on Mr. Dynamite.

 

From the (miserable) cradle to The Payback (1973). If there's any shred that hasn't been included here, it's because it wasn't necessary. This is the rise and definitive triumph of the King of Soul, and key figure in black music. Mountains of footage build the quintessential analysis of Mr Dynamite. Here you'll learn all there is to know about JB. His near-death at birth, poverty. ("I still carry the shoe-shine box in my mind"), segregation, self-realization (he was "uglier and shorter" than Smokey Robinson and Jackie Wilson, so he sweated double what they did), his first hit ("Please, please, please"), his influence in the black community ("he was a civil rights movement of one"), Black Power, the dances and howling, the discipline in his band, dignity, dubious accounting and squillions amassed, the Chicago riots and his role in them, and also his political stance and the hip-hop legacy. And funk. Like we said: the whole nine yards. Mick Jagger, Chuck D, Greg Tate, Questlove and the JB's – Fred Wesley and Bobby Byrd included – admire (and tremble before) the giant that invented it all and worked harder than anyone else did.

 

This documentary belongs to the Never Hide section presented by Ray-Ban

 


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Details
Subtitles
O.V. subtitles in Spanish

Showing format

Premios
Outstanding Television Documentary or Special (Black Reel Awards), Peabody Award (Peabody Awards).

Participation
in festivals
Tribecca Film Festival, CPHDOX, IDFA, Doc Aviv, Sidney Film Festival.

Leadings
James Brown, Booby Byrd, Bootsy Collins, Chuck D., Mick Jagger, Maceo Parker, Prince, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, Kanye West, Martha High.

Screenwriter(s)
Alex Gibney

Editor(s)
Geeta Gandbhir, Maya Mumma

Camera
Maryse Alberti, Anthonio Rossi

Producer
Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman

Film company
Jigsaw Productions

Film distributor

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