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.
Dir Richard Pryor
With Debbie Allen, Paula Kelly, Michael Ironside, Richard Pryor
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.