July 25: Christopher Williams of New Jack City
TUE JUL 25 2017
7:00 PM (6:00 PM DOORS)
Screening 7pm/Concert 9pm
Come see a live concert by New Jack City star CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS.
Christopher Williams, who emerged during the late 1980s as a recording artist for Geffen Records, has scored many hit singles, notably "Promises, Promises" (1989), "Talk to Myself" (1989), and "Every Little Thing U Do" (1993). The single "I'm Dreamin'" (1991), from the New Jack City soundtrack, became a #1 single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts. After a six-year hiatus from recording music, he returned to the music scene with Real Men Do on the indie label Renegade, in 2001. It received a glowing, flattering review in Ebony Magazine that summer.
Williams appeared in the successful motion picture film New Jack City in 1991. He portrayed the role of Kareem Akbar, one of Nino Brown's assistants. He also had a cameo appearance in the 1990s police drama, New York Undercover as "the singer," performing "Stranger In My Life," in the episode entitled "The Shooter." He had another cameo in Gunmen, starring Christopher Lambert and Mario Van Peebles, again doing what he does best — singing! He has also starred or co-starred in several successful off Broadway theatre productions during the 2000s, including A Good Man is Hard to Find, A House is Not a Home, and The Man He Used to Be.
This will be proceded by a screening of the 1991 classic NEW JACK CITY.
The ruthless leader of a New York City drug syndicate battles to maintain his power and avoid imprisonment in this fast-moving action drama. While the film's heroes are Scotty (Ice-T) and Nick (Judd Nelson), a pair of tough, streetwise cops, the main focus is their target, drug lord Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes). A criminal businessman with no room for pity or emotion, the flashy but severe Brown has built an empire and transformed an abandoned Harlem apartment building into a well-defended fortress. Also featuring CHris Rock, Alan PAyne, and Christopher Wlliams.
21 and Older // $22/$32/$40 // Tickets are available at PromontoryChicago.com.