A new feature film, THE WAREHOUSE, will celebrate the Godfather of House Music, Grammy Award winner Frankie Knuckles (1955-2014), and Chicago’s legendary Warehouse after-hours club, where the internationally recognized House Music genre was born. The film will be produced byBARBERSHOP producer Bob Teitel, Billy Dec (Rockit Ranch/Elston Films), Randy Crumpton (short film 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.
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