Keep the Faith, Baby


1h 46m 2002

Brief Synopsis

Biopic of the controversial, late African-American Congressman from Harlem (New York), Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. A charismatic minister and politician, Powell is beloved by his constituents in Harlem, but villified by his many powerful enemies in Washington. Even as others plot against him, he is abl

Film Details

Also Known As
Adam Clayton Powell, Keep the Faith, Baby
Release Date
2002
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Biopic of the controversial, late African-American Congressman from Harlem (New York), Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. A charismatic minister and politician, Powell is beloved by his constituents in Harlem, but villified by his many powerful enemies in Washington. Even as others plot against him, he is able to help pass an unprecedented amount of progressive social legislation. After several years of marriage, Powell's glamorous second wife, jazz pianist Hazel Scott, realizes that he is more committed to his career and the people he serves than his family. She takes their 12-year-old son and leaves for Paris. Later, after House members vote to deny him his seat, the scandal-plagued Powell retreats to the Bimini Islands, where journalist Joe Schiller tracks him down to get his fascinating story.

Film Details

Also Known As
Adam Clayton Powell, Keep the Faith, Baby
Release Date
2002
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; New York City, New York, USA; Mexico

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for three 2003 Image Awards, including Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Vanessa L. Williams), Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Harry Lennix), and Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, by the NAACP.

Aired in United States February 17, 2002

Aired in United States July 8, 2003

Previous title: "Adam Clayton Powell."

Began shooting late April 2001.

Completed shooting May 2001.