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Making the Five Heartbeats

Robert Townsend
Making the Five HeartbeatsMaking the Five Heartbeats



Making The Five Heartbeats documentary is a love letter to the millions and millions of fans that 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 heart. The doc is an inspiring journey of filmmaker, Robert Townsend, in search of 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, Robert Townsend, sharing his unique creative process.

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Where to watch?

Unavailable in theaters