Directed by Marina Zenovich. (USA) – World Premiere.
This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled and reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.
After the Movie: Stay for a conversation with Emmy Award®-winning director Marina Zenovich, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, author Walter Mosley and comedian Wyatt Cenac to discuss the making of the documentary and the impact of one of Hollywood’s most controversial comedians. Moderated by New York Times contributor Jacob Bernstein.