A new feature film, THE WAREHOUSE, will celebrate the Godfather of House Music, GRAMMY Award-winning Frankie Knuckles (1955-2014) and Chicago’s legendary Warehouse afterhours club, where the internationally recognized House Music genre was born. The film will be produced by Bob Teitel (Men of Honor, Barber Shop), Billy Dec (Rockit Ranch/Elston Films), Randy Crumpton (The Truth) and Joe Shanahan (Metro/Smartbar/Double Door).
To kick-off THE WAREHOUSE film production, the producers of the film hosted a stellar launch party and Frankie Knuckles Foundation (FKF) Benefit at The Underground 56 W. Illinois St. on Tuesday, March 31 on the one year anniversary of Knuckles’s untimely passing. EarHustle411 was there to capture all of the excitement as a unique and eclectic crowd of supporter came to celebrate the life and legacy of The GodFather of House Music’s and the legendary club he made famous.
Executive Director of FKF Frederick Dunson, who was Knuckles’ longtime business partner and best friend, says his foundation was established to keep the history and creation of house music viable for generations to come through artistic endeavors, education, media and performances.
“Knuckles was a visionary,” says film producer Crumpton. “He created more than rhythmic compositions; it was uplifting spiritual-freedom music that helped to nurture an environment from which Chicago’s first black Mayor was elected”.
So how many of you are going to the theaters to see this film, count me it and…. please comment?