A Pryor Engagement

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

Pryor’s comeback show sees him at the height of his comedic powers.

We have imported a 35mm print from the States for our screenings but unfortunately the last two reels have faded to a magenta colour. We hope this will not spoil your enjoyment of the rare opportunity to see this film on the big screen.

The screening on Tuesday 21 September will no longer include a discussion as advertised. We apologise for any disappointment.

Image from Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

USA 1982
Dir Joe Layton
82min
35mm
Certificate 15

In his return to the stage after a highly publicized, drugged-fueled accident, Pryor somehow outdoes himself, oscillating between some of his best-loved riffs and characters and a confessional mode as he lays bare many of his demons, from his relationships with women to his struggle with addiction.