Join Sound Opinions hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot for an evening under the stars as they co-present with the Millennium Park Summer Film Series a musical story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group, The Five Heartbeats on Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30pm. This screening is free and open to the public!
About the Film:
In the early 1960's, a quintet of hopeful young African American men form an amateur vocal group called The Five Heartbeats. After an initially rocky start, the group improve, turn pro, and rise to become a top flight music sensation. Along the way however, the guys learn many hard lessons about the reality of the music industry with it's casual racism and greed while the personal weaknesses of the members threaten to destroy the integrity of the band.
Chicagoans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy outdoor movies downtown as the popular Summer Film Series returns to Millennium Park, Tuesdays, June 13th through September 5th. Guests may take a seat at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion or lounge on the Great Lawn as crowd-pleasing movies are presented on a state-of-the-art, 40-foot LED screen.
Sound Opinions is co-hosted by noted music writers Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune and Jim DeRogatis of WBEZ and reaches more than 400,000 tastemakers each week through national radio broadcasts and a popular podcast. WBEZ Chicago creates award-winning content for people curious about the issues and ideas that affect our community, our nation, and our world.