Frozen River Film Festival (FRFF) will show the film King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones on Thursday, February 8th from 7-8:30PM in the Winona Public Library’s Central Exchange Room. Tickets to the festival can be purchased at https://frff.org/attend.
In King of Kings: Chasing Edward Jones, a filmmaker searches for the truth about her grandfather Edward Jones, a charismatic African American who rose to the heights of financial and political prominence in Depression-era Chicago. In shaping the destiny of a city, Ed Jones could not however escape discrimination. In conflict with both the mob and the Feds, he was forced into a life on the run.
Exploring the rise and fall of the most famous ‘Policy King’ of all times, the filmmaker uncovers an unparalleled story, while showing the lasting repercussions of his untold story, both within her family, and for Chicago’s South Side where he once embodied the American dream.
Love, success, violence, revenge, mafia, murder, betrayal, prison, kidnapping… Edward Jones’ story holds all the best ingredients of gangster movies. Add segregation and you have a very explosive cocktail!
Industry titans Quincy Jones and Debbie Allen have teamed up as executive producers to tell 60 years of an American story through the eyes of one family who almost had it all.
In the “spirit” of Prohibition-era Chicago, Muddled Thyme will be on site with a bar and beverages available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to view an historic true-crime film under the beautiful dome of the Winona Public Library! The gorgeous original front entrance of the library will be open on W 5th Street; accessible entrance is open on Johnson Street.