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Punch 9 for Harold Washington

  •   Joe Winston
  •   United States

In this epic story of American politics, race, and triumph against all odds, director Joe Winston chronicles the captivating rise, surprising reign, and enduring legacy of Chicago’s first African American Mayor, Harold Washington. Steeped in archival footage capturing a 1980s Chicago rife with corruption and discrimination, Punch 9 features candid interviews with Jesse Jackson, Vice Mayor Richard Mell, and others on the frontlines and in the backrooms of power as it follows the charismatic politician’s shrewd maneuverings, stinging betrayals, and unlikely victories. Inspiring and compelling, Washington’s journey continues to resonate for a city and nation confronting the same enduring social issues.

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Special Guests

Scheduled to attend: Joe Winston (director), Sonya Jackson and Raymond Lambert (producers)


Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin

Film Sponsor

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Event Information

Thursday, October 14, 2021

  •   105 minutes
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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