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The Black Godfather (2019)




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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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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

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.

June 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.

June 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The anecdotes are gold.

June 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.

June 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Excellent docu on showbiz legend, lots of cursing.

July 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

June 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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