WBEZ | Chicago mob http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-mob Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New documentary explores Sam Giancana and the Chicago mob outfit http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/new-documentary-explores-sam-giancana-and-chicago-mob <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/sites/default/files/Sam Giancana_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For nearly a decade, Chicago&rsquo;s crime syndicate known as &quot;The Outfit&quot; was run by one man--Sam Giancana. &quot;Mooney&quot; or &quot;Momo&quot; as he was known, was by most measures, a very bad man. Giancana led a life of crime for most of his 67 years. On his way to the top of the Chicago mafia, he held a variety of jobs: thief, getaway driver, shakedown artist and alleged killer. That&rsquo;s one part of the story.</p><p>Filmmakers <a target="_blank" href="http://dimitrisite.com/">Dimitri Logothetis</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://jndfilms.com/JND-Films/">Nicholas Celozzi II</a> aim to tell another part. Celozzi is Giancana&rsquo;s great nephew. He says that up until now, any accounts of the mobster have focused only on his flaws. In their forthcoming documentary, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1729613/"><em>Momo: The Sam Giancana Story</em></a>, Logothetis and Cellozi say they&rsquo;ll craft a balanced but honest portrayal of the man. Is that possible given Cellozi&rsquo;s relationship to Giancana and two of the mobster&rsquo;s daughters prominent roles in this film, as both sources and executive producers? So how do you establish credibility?<br /><br />They spoke to <em>Eight Forty-Eight's </em>Alison Cuddy.<br /><br />The film is scheduled for release this coming November.</p></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 15:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/%5Bfield_program_ref-title-raw%5D/new-documentary-explores-sam-giancana-and-chicago-mob