The Black Godfather

2019

The Black Godfather

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An expansive look at the exceptional life and legacy of Clarence Avant, one of the most influential dealmakers in music, entertainment, and politics over the last 60 years.

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  • Avant's skin color is one aspect of his inspiring story, for sure, but the heart inside "The Black Godfather" - and the ways an honorable soul with personal power can effect meaningful change - spins its own joyful melody.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • This is a predictably uncritical portrait, one whose constant stream of praise would be tiresome if these stories weren't so unfamiliar to most viewers.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The anecdotes are gold.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Does yeoman's work introducing a figure that few outsiders have likely heard of, but who needs no introduction in the power corridors of the entertainment industry.

    Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…

    Andrew Barker

    Variety
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  • Imagine Janet Jackson's signature sound without the beats of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Imagine if Soul Train had been buried by a Dick Clark knockoff. Thanks to The Black Godfather- Clarence Avant we don't have to! Kudos to Netflix and Reggie Hudlin

    Jun 14, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A seminal figure "behind the scenes" in African American entertainment and politics gets his due in this affectionate, foul-mouthed portrait.

    Jun 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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