Lenny Cooke

The Chicago premiere screenings for the documentary film Lenny Cooke, which Tambay reviewed last month (HERE) are set to take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center in downtown Chicago from Friday Nov. 39 until Thursday Dec. 5.

Co-directed by Ben and Joshua Safdie and chronicling the all too common story of too much too soon, Cooke documents the sad story of Lenny Cooke who, over a decade ago, was ranked the number one high school basketball player in the country and was destined for NBA greatness.

However, bad advice, bad timing, youthful arrogance and a serious lack of discipline resulted in Cooke crashing and burning his career before it even started.

In addition to the screenings, the directors of the film will be present for the opening Nov. 29th screening along with producer Adam Shopjorn; and executive director Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls will be present at another screening date to be announced soon.

For more info go HERE.