The Five Heartbeats

Retrospective Screenings

FEATURE | United States | 121 MINUTES |

THE FIVE HEARTBEATS

Drama, Music

A quintet of hopeful young African American men from an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group become a top flight music sensation. Along the way the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with its casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.



After the Screening: An in-person conversation with Robert Townsend, John Terrell, Tico Wells, Leon Robinson, James Hawthorne, Harry Lennix, Michael Wright. Moderated by Loren Hammonds.

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Sat June 19 - 6:00 PM
Pier 76 in Hudson River Park
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CAST & CREDITS

Director
Robert Townsend
Producer
Kokayi Ampah, Loretha C. Jones, Christina Schmidlin, Robert Townsend
Screenwriter
Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans
Cast
Robert Townsend, Michael Wright, Leon