BYOD: BRING YOUR OWN DOC – EPISODE 114: “MOMO: THE SAM GIANCANA STORY” ON THE MOB, JFK AND SINATRA WITH DIRECTOR DIMITRI LOGOTHETIS
Momo: The Sam Giancana Story follows the life of the reputed mafia boss that had ties to the Kennedy family, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and much more. Telling the shadowy story of the legendary “killer’s killer,” we look at footage from the film and learn the story behind the story with film director Dimitri Logothetis, and how JFK, Castro and the mob were connected on this full length episode of BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner…
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BYOD is hosted by Ondi Timoner, director of “DIG!,” “JOIN US” and “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC,” and has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Each week the show explores a different documentary filmmaker or aspect of filmmaking, with special guests and a live Q&A– diving deep into creative process and the business realities of producing and distributing films. Ondi shares her insider views, opinions, and personal stories, welcoming audience participation. BYOD aims to entertain, inform, and elevate documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and film makers that deserve exposure.
Since his early days as director of acclaimed feature films, television and documentaries, Dimitri Logothetis, has excelled in all genres ranging from dramas to thrillers and comedies. In addition to his artistic endeavors Dimitri Logothetis has run three companies, managed over three hundred employees around the world and implemented over one hundred fifty million dollars of production financing.
00:01 Welcome to BYOD.
00:20 Momo: The Sam Giancana Story
01:00 Introducing Dimitri Logothetis.
01:30 Logothetis’s fascination with mob boss Sam Giancana.
03:30 Chicago as a one boss town vs. New York’s boroughs.
07:30 Momo: Sam establishes himself as the killer’s killer.
14:00 Financing Moma and dealing with the subject of organized crime.
16:40 Momo: Looking at Sam Giancana as a father, and hearing from his daughters.
22:00 Giancana and his friend Frank Sinatra, two wild and crazy guys.
23:00 Momo: Giancana’s ties to Joe Kennedy and the Mafia’s influence over the 1960 election.
33:50 Momo: The plot to kill JFK seen through the eyes of Logothetis.
36:30 Jack Ruby’s ties to the mob, Lee Harvey Oswald, and the JFK assassination.
37:30 Logothetis’s upcoming projects and turning Momo into a series.
40:00 Thanks and goodbye.
Posted on November 21, 2013 in Bring Your Own Doc, Features by Ondi Timoner
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