In the News: NEW MOVIE PROJECT TO SHOOT IN CHICAGO ABOUT THE “GODFATHER OF HOUSE MUSIC” FRANKIE KNUCKLES AND THE WAREHOUSE!
February 12, 2015
Launch Party and Frankie Knuckles Foundation Benefit at The Underground Nightclub March 31
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).
The film will pay tribute to the life story of The Warehouse owner Robert Williams and the legacy of Knuckles’ timeless artistry. Knuckles inspired a movement, transforming the music scene at Williams’ groundbreaking club The Warehouse, with Knuckles’ unique mix of pulsating rhythm and beats, combined with classic disco, soul, gospel and rock, creating modern dance music’s global DJ culture. Williams’ Warehouse, shortened to “House” by its followers, is where House Music got its name.