Standing in the Shadows of Motown

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Standing in the Shadows of Motown ★★★ 2002 (PG)

Director Justman and writer Slutsky (who wrote the book of the same name) reveal the behind-the-scenes story of the “Funk Brothers,” the musicians who backed-up Motown's best and were unknown to anyone but their peers and music fanatics. There's archival footage, interviews with the remaining “Brothers,” and a concert performance with contemporary singers doing the Motown standards accompanied by these living legends. 108m/C VHS, DVD . USD: Paul Justman; W: Ntozake Shange, Walter Dallas; C: Doug Milsome, Lon Stratton. N.Y. Film Critics '02: Feature Doc.