Oscar®- and Emmy®-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams chronicles the unique history and contemporary legacy of New York City’s landmark Apollo Theater—a place that began as a refuge for marginalized artists and has emerged as a hallowed hall of black excellence and empowerment. The film weaves together clips from music, comedy and dance performances along with behind-the-scenes footage of the team that makes the Apollo run and interviews with such artists as Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams.