On Wednesday, July 23rd HBO/Cinemax held a special screening for The Knick uptown at The New York Academy of Medicine, a new series coming to Cinemax staring Clive Owen and André Holland.
VIP guests got a chance t see 2 episodes of the series which has already been picked up for a second season. After the screening guests were treated to a post-screening reception, which featured a jazz performance by Mo’ Betta Wu featuring Amanda Seales and composed by Kris Bowers. There was also a panel moderated by Neil Drumming (culture critic) which included Supervising Producer of The Knick, Steven Katz.
Show synopsis: 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.
Other notables in attendance included star of The Knick André Holland, R&B singer Elle Varner, singer/actress Teyana Taylor, Epic Records/MBK recording artist Daisha and rapper Prodigy with his daughter. Peep the photos from the screening below.
MBK teammates Elle Varner and Daisha.
The Knick star André Holland
Elle Varner always on point!
Teyana Taylor kept it simple but still sexy.
Prodigy of Mobb Deep and lovely daughter.
The multi-talented Amanda Sealers during her post-screening performance.
The Knick premieres on Cinemax on Friday, August 8th at 10pm ET.
Photos: Getty Images for HBO