Cinemonde no. 10
What is Cinémonde? A smart, elegant private film series with screenings of American and international films throughout the year, followed by a discussion, along with a gourmet reception for guests and filmmakers.
Leonard Chess (Alessandro Nivola) changed the face of modern music, and he did so without playing a note. An immigrant living in Chicago just as the city was exploding with new blues sounds, he heard what few others did at the time: the universal passion in the music of performers like Etta James, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, who all rose to fame thanks to Chess. At first with a nightclub and then with his legendary record label, Leonard Chess earned his place in American cultural history. This is his story, the real story, and it rocks.