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.

Image from Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip + discussion

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.

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