Just in time for the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death comes a documentary about the man who helped get him into the White House and then maybe was involved in getting him out, too, as a part of the conspiracy to assassinate the President. Momo: The Sam Giancana Story is a biographical feature about the infamous Chicago mobster, who purportedly secured Kennedy’s election in 1960, carrying three states in the Senator’s favor, and then was involved in the CIA attempts to kill Fidel Castro. He also seems to have had an affair with Marilyn Monroe and might have had something to do with her death.
Presumably he was associated with Frank Sinatra, as well, since that’s the fourth famous figure featured on the official one sheet above, all them being metaphorically towered over by Giancana himself. We’re happy to premiere the poster here at Nonfics in spite of not having seen the film yet. It’s a great looking design, the kind I could see up on college dorm walls next to Scarface posters if only more kids liked nonfiction. This doc is directed by Dimitri Logothetis (Champions Forever) and produced by his longtime collaborator Nicholas Celozzi, who happens to be the gangster’s great-nephew, and promises new evidence, never seen before home movies and exclusive interviews with Giancana’s three daughters.
Momo arrives November 19 on DVD and at iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Amazon, and Hoopla. Check out the trailer below.