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Best of Fest: King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones and Team Dream
Audience Favorite Short Film
Dir. Luchina Fisher | United States
Ann and Madeline prepare to competitively swim in the National Senior Games. 17 minutes
Chicago Award Winner
King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones
Dir. Harriet Marin Jones | France, United States
One of the most powerful Chicagoans of the 20th Century, Edward Jones built a $25 million empire as the brains and brawn behind Policy, an illegal racketeering syndicate in the 1930s and ’40s. The “Policy King” went head-to-head with Al Capone’s “Outfit” at the same time as he hobnobbed with celebrated artists including Josephine Baker, Frida Kahlo, and Duke Ellington. Using lively animated sequences and interviews with the likes of Quincy Jones and others who knew Jones’ story, filmmaker Harriet Marin Jones, the kingpin’s granddaughter, delves deep into her own extended family’s past to tell this remarkable and thrilling story of a legendary African American who rose to the heights of financial and political prominence, reclaiming his legacy as a man fighting for respect in a racist society. 99 minutes
Sunday, October 23, 2022
11:30am – 1:30pm
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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