7:15 pm | 2008 | Music genre/Concert | 2h 55m
Two days after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, singer James Brown performs at the Boston Garden.
The film documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues almost by accident realized that by televising the James Brown concert they could keep people indoors that night prevent widespread rioting. The film is almost testimony to the power of music in general and the power of James Brown’s music in particular. The film is a tribute to the Godfather of Soul and the role he would come to play in working for civil rights.