Finding the Funk (2013) Feature Trailer
Feature trailer for Finding the Funk.
Filmmaker-historian Nelson George conducts a passionate archeology of funk musicthe crucial bridge between 60s soul and 80s hip hopreplete with loving testimonials about Dayton, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, in their funk heydays, where in the basements of now-mythical music makers like Sly Jones and P-Funk, the funk explosion was catalyzed. With The Roots member Ahmir Questlove Thompson as our guide, and warm regaling from notable musicians such as Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Sheila E. and Mike D of the Beastie Boys, were transported to the hippie-ish 70s when a mad fever of savvy creativity saw the transmutation of jazz, soul and R&B into infectiously danceable funk. Unspooling the movements psychedelic-influenced ethos with flair, George carves out a nostalgic portrait of funk music as an enduring artistic assertion of the black experience in the USA.
- Posted: March 20, 2013
- Director: Nelson George
- Writer: Nelson George
- Studio: Independent
- Release: March 8, 2013
- Cast: Unknown or Not Available
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