A deep dive into the world of the thriving board game industry and the creators behind popular games.
A desperate man goes on a buried treasure hunt for $2 million worth of cocaine.
In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era. By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers. Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Brothers backing up contemporary performers.
On June 2nd, 2008, two lifelong friends, Arthur Swidzinski and Michael Kosciesza stand wrapped in the familiar surroundings of Downtown Chicago, a place they have called home for most of their 20 years, as they excitedly anticipate their departure on what would be the journey of a lifetime. Their goal: To ride 1000 miles from Chicago to New York City on skateboards accompanied by key crew members Tony Michal & James Lagen. Tony and James will ride bicycles alongside, hauling baby trailers, and filming the journey as it unfolds. Shred America, takes you mile-by-mile as Arthur and Mike travel on skateboards through the smoldering asphalt of the Midwest, get kicked off highways by Ohio state troopers, and endure the endless ups and downs of the Appalachian Mountains. Witness what it was like for the four young adventure seekers to set out and discover the American spirit. While miles are just markers, it's the direction they went in, that tells the story.
The largest black community in the country started as a safe haven for escaped slaves but for the past century has faced economic struggle, limited government resources, violence, and constant systemic racism that continues to this day. Artist "Just Chase" paints a picture of his life in crime and the events that made him leave the street life to follow his musical dreams while illustrating how the town of 4,000 struggles to change the narrative.