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      Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back

      2019 1h 32m Documentary Music Biography List
      100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back is a portrait of the charismatic song-and-dance man from his tap-dancing childhood to today. Maurice and friends--Chita Rivera, Mercedes Ellington and Debbie Allen--tell tales from his seven-decade career, including Broadway shows, a co-starring role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club and about his loving yet complex relationship with his superstar brother, the late Gregory Hines. Ever battling the challenges of being a gay, black man in show biz, Maurice shares his story with humor and grace. The documentary magically intercuts archival flashbacks with present-day Maurice, from age 73 to 75. Captured are explosive bursts of tap, comedic moments, and a palpable loneliness as he grapples with growing older without his younger brother by his side. Maurice, however, is anchored by the love and support of his family and friends. Read More Read Less

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      Sara Hutchinson Austin Chronicle For as mesmerizing and high energy as the film is, there's an underlying gentleness to it too. Nov 16, 2020 Full Review Dwight Brown National Newspaper Publishers Association This documentary that chronicles Maurice's achievements, ups and downs is pretty enlightening and certainly entertaining. Rated: 3/4 Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter Digs much deeper than your usual showbiz doc. Nov 21, 2019 Full Review Sarah Boslaugh TheArtsStl Hines also has a lot to say about being black and gay and working in show business, but there’s one thing he will not discuss—what led to a well-publicized break of ten years with his brother (they later reconciled). Rated: 6/10 Sep 19, 2023 Full Review Avi Offer NYC Movie Guru It finds just the right balance between entertaining the audience and provoking them emotionally as well as intellectually while capturing Maurice Hines' humanity. Rated: 9.082512343/10 Feb 2, 2022 Full Review Carla Hay Culture Mix Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back ... weaves together a fascinating story by ... not forgetting to present an overall historical context of the groundbreaking things that Maurice did as an openly gay Black man in the entertainment industry. Jul 12, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back is a portrait of the charismatic song-and-dance man from his tap-dancing childhood to today. Maurice and friends--Chita Rivera, Mercedes Ellington and Debbie Allen--tell tales from his seven-decade career, including Broadway shows, a co-starring role in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club and about his loving yet complex relationship with his superstar brother, the late Gregory Hines. Ever battling the challenges of being a gay, black man in show biz, Maurice shares his story with humor and grace. The documentary magically intercuts archival flashbacks with present-day Maurice, from age 73 to 75. Captured are explosive bursts of tap, comedic moments, and a palpable loneliness as he grapples with growing older without his younger brother by his side. Maurice, however, is anchored by the love and support of his family and friends.
      Director
      John Carluccio
      Producer
      John Carluccio, Tracy E. Hopkins
      Screenwriter
      Tracy E. Hopkins, Tracy E. Hopkins
      Genre
      Documentary, Music, Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 32m
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