The Night That James Brown Saved Boston

  |  Buy to Own: 01/06/2009
  |  74 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Documentary marking the 40th anniversary of the concert headlined by 'Godfather of Soul' James Brown in Boston in 1968, just days after Martin Luther King's murder and with race riots raging across America. The film documents both the concert itself and the politics that surrounded it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues realised almost by accident that by televising the James Brown concert they could keep people indoors and thus prevent widespread rioting in the city.