Marvin Gaye What's Going On? The Life & Death of Marvin Gaye

2005 • 1h 00m

Marvin Gaye is one of the great and enduring figures of American music. His innovative mix of gospel, R&B, Soul and Jazz made him a huge and glamorous performing star, while records like ‘What’s Going On’ challenged and changed the face of popular music. Yet his life story is also one of personal torment, of bittersweet success, and of death by the hand of his father. He was one of the most profoundly influential black artists of all time -and yet a ‘troubled man’ who spent a lifetime fighting the inner demons that ultimately prevailed.

The story of ‘The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye’ is told through his music. Using the most striking and rarely seen performances, rare archive, Interviews, home movies and photographs from the Gaye family, this film will for the first time reveal the real Marvin Gaye.