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HBO/CINEMAX VIP Premiere of new drama series THE KNICK


CINEMAX PREMIERES NEW DRAMA SERIES

THE KNICK AT THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE IN HARLEM

Photos of THE KNICK star, Andre Holland, Supervising Producer, Steven Katz and Cast Members Dave Fierro and Leon Addison Brown.

Elle Varner, Teyana Taylor, Hip-hop artist, Prodigy; Dr. Jeff Gardere and more.

– Cinemax’s THE KNICK premieres Friday, August 8 at 10 p.m. ET on Cinemax

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THE KNICK actor, Andre Holland

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Cinemax hosted a special screening of the new drama series, THE KNICK (http://www.cinemax.com/the-knick/), from Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh, to a VIP audience at The New York Academy of Medicine in Harlem.

A special Q&A and panel discussion followed, featuring one of the stars of the series, André Holland (“42”, ABC’s “Friend’s with Benefits” “Selma”), who delivers a gripping performance as Dr. Algernon Edwards, a gifted African-American Harvard graduate who joins a team of surgeons, steered by Doctor John Thackery, played by Clive Owen. Together they embark on a ground-breaking voyage to save lives, revolutionize medicine and seek reverence in the shadows of corruption and discrimination at an economically challenged, all-white facility.

Critically acclaimed writer and director, Neil Drumming, a culture critic with poignant and entertaining views, moderated the panel, which included Supervising Producer of THE KNICK, Steven Katz. Together they provided guests with an exclusive ticket to journey inside the mind of Dr. Algernon Edwards and the halls of Knickerbocker Hospital.

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Attendees enjoyed a dazzling post-screening reception, which included a transcending jazz performance by Mo’ Betta Wu – featuring the multifaceted DJ, television personality and comedienne, Amanda Seales, and composed & arranged by the genre-traversing pianist Kris Bowers.

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R&B songstress Elle Varner, recording artists, Teyana Taylor, Prodigy of the iconic hip-hop duo, Mobb Deep and Dr. Jeff Gardere (America’s Psychologist) were amongst the list of celebrities in attendance.

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– Cinemax’s THE KNICK premieres Friday, August 8 at 10 p.m. ET on Cinemax

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About THE KNICK:

THE KNICK (http://www.cinemax.com/the-knick/), the new Cinemax drama series from Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh. It is centered on New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital during the early 1900s and follows a vibrant team of pioneering medical practitioners, surgeons, nurses and personnel, weaving through profound adversity within the healthcare field of the time, inequality, high mortality rates and scarcity of antibiotics. Academy Award and Emmy nominee Clive Owen stars as Doctor John Thackery, a risk-taking and innovated surgeon revolutionizing new medical techniques and inspiring others. His addiction to cocaine and opium is trumped only by his ambition for medical discovery and renown among his peers. Soderbergh directs the entire 10-episode season.

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