The Chicago premiere screenings for the documentary film
Lenny Cooke, which Tambay reviewed last month (HERE) are set to take place at
the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago from Friday Nov. 39
until Thursday Dec. 5.
Co-directed by Ben
and Joshua Safdie and chronicling
the all too common story of too much too
soon, Cooke documents the sad story of Lenny
Cooke who, over a decade ago, was ranked the number one high school
basketball player in the country and was destined for NBA greatness.
However, bad advice, bad timing, youthful arrogance and a
serious lack of discipline resulted in Cooke crashing and burning his career before
it even started.
In addition to the screenings, the directors of the film will be present
for the opening Nov. 29th screening along with
producer Adam Shopjorn; and executive
director Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls will be present at
another screening date to be announced soon.
For more info go HERE.