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Chicago’s advance screening of EPIX original series “Godfather of Harlem”

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

GODFATHER OF HARLEM is a 10-episode, hour-long drama series inspired by the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Forest Whitaker), who in the early 1960s returned from ten years in prison to find the neighborhood he once ruled in shambles. With the streets controlled by the Italian mob, Bumpy must take on the Genovese crime family to regain control. During the brutal battle, he forms an alliance with radical preacher Malcolm X (Nigél Thatch) – catching Malcolm’s political rise in the crosshairs of social upheaval and a mob war that threatens to tear the city apart. GODFATHER OF HARLEM is a collision of the criminal underworld and the civil rights movement during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.


Co-created By: Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein (Narcos)

Executive Produced By: Forest Whitaker

Chris Brancato

Paul Eckstein

Nina Yang Bongiovi

James Acheson

Markuann Smith

Cast: Forest Whitaker

Vincent D’Onofrio

lfenesh Hadera

Nigél Thatch

Paul Sorvino

Chazz Palminteri

Giancarlo Esposito

Lucy Fry

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Antoinette Crowe-Legacy


September 18, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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