"A savvy film retrospective."
—The New York Times, Feb 6, 2013
“Pryor wrenched his humor from a deep vein of emotion that he was also able to mine as an actor.”
—The New Yorker, Feb 11, 2013
An idol of Eddie Murphy, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and countless other comedians, the wild and wired Richard Pryor ushered stories from the black underclass into public consciousness in five Grammy Award-winning albums and no less than 40 films. We showcase his no-holds-barred concert films and legendary pairings with everyone from Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier to Gene Wilder and David Lynch. All films in 35mm.
Special guests include critics Armond White, Nelson George, and Hilton Als.
Pryor is in top form in “the greatest of all recorded-performance films” (Pauline Kael).
This Altman-esque cult comedy stars Richard Pryor as a gold-limousine-riding evangelist.
Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby team up in this groovy, good-natured caper comedy.
Richard Pryor unleashes a wide range of characters in this comeback performance.
Richard Pryor and Harvey Keitel star in Paul Schrader’s directorial debut.
Stax Records brings out the stars for this awe-inspiring soul concert film.
Cavalcade of Stars Double Feature!
Pryor + Wilder Double Feature!
Twisted Love Double Feature!
On the Road with Richard Pryor Double Feature!
Pryor In Over His Head Double Feature!
Strictly for Pryormaniacs Double Feature!