Monday, October 26, 2020
Home Movies The Black Godfather Trailer Previews the Netflix Documentary

The Black Godfather Trailer Previews the Netflix Documentary

-

Netflix has debuted the trailer and key art for The Black Godfather, the new documentary releasing globally on the streaming service and in select theaters on June 7.

For decades, the world’s most high profile entertainers, athletes and politicians have turned to a single man for advice during the most pivotal moments in their lives and careers, including Grammy Award winners, Hall of Famers, a Heavyweight Champion of the World and two U.S. Presidents. That man is Clarence Avant.

The Black Godfather charts the exceptional and unlikely rise of Avant, a music executive whose trailblazing behind-the-scenes accomplishments impacted the legacies of icons such as as Bill Withers, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, and Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.

Driven by a sense of equality, loyalty, and justice, Avant left the Jim Crow south behind to emerge as a powerhouse negotiator at a time when deep-seated racism penetrated every corner of America. Avant defied notions of what a black executive could do, redefining the industry for entertainers and executives of color and leaving a legacy of altruism for others to emulate.

Directed by Academy Award nominee Reginald Hudlin and featuring interviews with Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy, Lionel Richie, Suzanne de Passe, David Geffen, Jerry Moss, Cicely Tyson, and Jamie Foxx, among others, The Black Godfather pulls the curtain back on the maestro himself, projecting a spotlight on the man who’s spent his entire career ensuring that it shined on others.

Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links through which we earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter!

Receive all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

COMMENTS

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

LATEST NEWS

First Look at Javicia Leslie in the New Batwoman Suit

The CW has shared with us not one but two first looks at the new re-designed Batwoman suit for Ryan Wilder (new...

Victoria Mahoney to Direct Shadow Force for Lionsgate

Lionsgate has hired Victoria Mahoney to direct its upcoming action-drama Shadow Force, starring Kerry Washington and Sterling K. Brown, it was announced...

Red Hood from DC’s Titans Revealed

HBO Max has revealed a special first look of the new supersuit for Jason Todd's Red Hood (Curran Walters) from the action-packed...

Netflix Orders Archive 81 Series, Debuts Selena Trailer

Netflix today announced a series order for Archive 81, an original story loosely inspired by the popular found footage horror podcast.

2020 American Music Awards Nominations Announced

Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa today announced the 2020 American Music Awards nominees in three categories LIVE on...

Check Out Some Brand New Suicide Squad Photos!

Empire Magazine has posted some new The Suicide Squad photos from its December 2020 issue, which goes on sale Thursday, October 29. You can...