A Pryor Engagement

Richard Pryor... Here and Now

Pryor’s final major stand-up special reveals a newly centred performer.

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USA 1983
Dir Richard Pryor
95min
35mm
Certificate 15

Pryor’s first directorial effort and his final major stand-up film finds him proudly sober and more at ease than his usual manic presence. Pryor gives a rowdy New Orleans audience the audacious, vulnerable, self-lacerating material they expect from a man who had by then spent a tumultuous decade at the very top of his field.