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The Black Godfather (2019)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 7 June 2019 (USA)
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Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

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Reginald Hudlin
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Clarence Avant ... Self
Hank Aaron ... Self
Gwen Adolph ... Self - Clarence Avant's Biographer
Dina R. Andrews ... Self
Alex Avant ... Self - Son of Clarence, Founder of All Star Entertainment
Jacqueline Avant ... Self - Wife of Clarence
Nicole Avant ... Self - Daughter of Clarence
Irving Azoff ... Self - Former Chairman of MCA Records
Danny Bakewell ... Self - Civil Rights Activist
Candace Bond-McKeever ... Self - Former Executive at Motown Records
Jim Brown ... Self - Legendary Pro Football Hall of Famer
Cherrelle ... Self
Bill Clinton ... Self - 42nd President of the United States of America
Oscar Cohen ... Self - President of Associated Booking Corporation
Sean 'Diddy' Combs ... Self
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Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.

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Connections

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Letter to My Godfather
Written by Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo
Performed by Pharrell Williams
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Brilliant.
10 June 2020 | by JoeRussell1See all my reviews

As far as documentaries go, this is simply a gem. Inspiring, entertaining, funny, thoughtful and very well made. It shines light on a real positive side of Hollywood and the music business that is rarely talked about... people connecting people, not for financial gain, but for art.

This film has some excellent interviews with some of the most influential figures of the 20th and 21st century. I doubt that Reggie (the director) considers him a national treasure... but he is.

I recommend this documentary to everyone on earth.


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7 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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