Reel to Reel: The Godfather of Harlem

March 22, 2023

March 22, 2023

7:00 pm To 9:00 pm

The GRAMMY Museum, 800 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Waitlist only

Event Description

Bumpy Johnson fans will want to tune in for this special screening followed by a conversation with GRAMMY-winning Producer Swizz Beatz, Music Supervisor Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Writer/Executive Producer Chris Brancato, and Co-Creator Paul Eckstein, moderated by Rico Love.

Inspired by actual persons and events, Godfather of Harlem reimagines the story of infamous crime boss Bumpy Johnson (Academy Award®- winner 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 (Jason Alan Carvell) – 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 and features additional key cast members including Vincent D’Onofrio, Giancarlo Esposito, Ilfenesh Hadera, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.




Add a Review

Your Rating for this listing: