Directed by Ron Howard, this documentary is an insightful behind-the-scenes look at last year’s Budweiser Made In America music festival, a two-day annual event in Philadelphia.
Music succeeds where politics and religion fails in aiding the American dream of harmoniously bringing people together regardless of colour, religion or sexual persuasion and that’s what the Made In America Festival is all about.
Artists including Jay Z, Kanye West, Parl Jam, Rita Ora and Skrillex candidly reflect on life, discuss their love for music and the ideology behind the great American dream. Food vendors, spectators, security officers, stage hands and neighbouring residents all offer their thoughts on the festival, life in America and their expectations for the future.
Riveting concert footage and Ron Howard’s casual on-screen interviewing technique delivers an entertaining, inspiring and humorous documentary. (MM)