A Pryor Engagement

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling

+ pre-recorded intro by Hilton Als, staff writer for The New Yorker Magazine

Pryor directs this beautiful, semi-autobiographical portrait.

Image from Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life is Calling + pre-recorded intro

USA 1986
Dir Richard Pryor
With Debbie Allen, Paula Kelly, Michael Ironside, Richard Pryor
97min
35mm
Certificate 15

Richard Pryor wrote, directed and starred in the story of Jo Jo Dancer, a working-class comic raised in a brothel only to become one of the most well-respected entertainers of his generation. Pryor kept close to the details of his own life and produced a startlingly personal film, one of the unsung masterpieces of autobiographical cinema.

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