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Punch 9 for Harold Washington

  Joe Winston

  United States     105 minutes

Synopsis

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.

 English 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Thu, Oct 14 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Special Guests*: Joe Winston (director), Sonya Jackson and Raymond Lambert (producers)
*Subject to change

In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

Special Guests*: Joe Winston (director), Sonya Jackson and Raymond Lambert (producers)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 15 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Media

Film Credits

  •   Raymond Lambert, Sonya Jackson
  •   Alex MacKenzie, Melissa Sterne
  •   T. W. Li
  •   Harold Washington, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Rev. Jesse Jackson
  •   Alex Lu
  •   Tallgrass Educational Films
  •   https://punch9movie.com

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