The Black Godfather (2019)

Biography, Documentary, History, Music

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Writer(s): N/A

Starring: Clarence Avant, Hank Aaron, Gwen Adolph, Dina R. Andrews, Alex Avant, Jacqueline Avant, Nicole Avant, Irving Azoff, Danny Bakewell, Candace Bond-McKeever, Jim Brown, Cherrelle, Bill Clinton, Oscar Cohen, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Shakim Compere, Tony Cornelius, Clive Davis, Suzanne De Passe, Jeff Dixon, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Harold Ford, Jamie Foxx, Jesus Garber, David Geffen, Nelson George, Ron Gillyard, Berry Gordy, Lucian Grainge, Andre Harrell, Kamala Harris, Julius Hollis, Zach Horowitz, Cathy Hughes, Jesse Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Quincy Jones, Stan Lathan, Terry Lewis, David Lombard, Ludacris, Tracy Maitland, Brian Mathis, Steve McKeever, Benny Medina, Elvis Mitchell, Jerry Moss, Barack Obama, Jonathan Platt, L.A. Reid, Lionel Richie, Dolores Robinson, Ted Sarandos, Lalo Schifrin, Al Sharpton, Sid Sheinberg, Joe Smith, Snoop Dogg, Abe Somer, Ron Sweeney, Jimmy Thomas, Mike Traylor, Cicely Tyson, Bill Withers, Tomica Wright, Andrew Young, Chaka Zulu, Cannonball Adderley, Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, J. Paul Austin, Toni Braxton, Jerry Brown, George Bush, Al Capone, Jimmy Carter, Dick Clark, Dennis Coffey, Sammy Davis Jr., Roberta Flack, David Frost, Gallery, Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, Gladys Knight & The Pips (Gladys Knight, Merald Knight, William Guest, Edward Patten), Joe Glaser, Isaac Hayes, Al Haymon, Jackson 5 (Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson), Janet Jackson, Little Willie John, Lyndon B. Johnson, Ted Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Sid Korshak, Alain Levy, Thurgood Marshall, Curtis Mayfield, Mamie Till Mobley, Art Modell, Richard Nixon, The Notorious B.I.G., Alexander O’Neal, Outkast (Andre Benjamin, Big Boi), Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Rare Earth, Rodriguez, Babe Ruth, The S.O.S. Band, Angie Seegers, Jimmy Smith, Steven Spielberg, Creed Taylor, The Temptations, Emmett Till, TLC (Tionne Watkins, Lisa Lopes, Rozonda Thomas), Dinah Washington, Lew Wasserman, David L. Wolper, Walter Yetnikoff, Don Cornelius

Synopsis: Follows the life of Clarence Avant, the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics. READ REVIEW

Release Date: June 7, 2019 (USA) | Length: 118 min | Genre: Biography, History, Music | MPAA Rating: TV-MA | Note(s): I have to look up the members of the bolded bands at the time they appear in this documentary.