Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Fri, Jun 14, 2013
7:30pm
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Double Feature! Jennifer Lee Pryor & Producer David Permut In Person!
RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE IN CONCERT / RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP
Larry Karaszewski Presents!

We celebrate the release of Shout! Factory’s new “No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert” CD/DVD box with an evening of comedy from the great Richard Pryor. All ticket buyers will have a chance to win the box set in a drawing!

Discussion between films with Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, and producer David Permut, moderated by Larry Karaszewski.
RICHARD PRYOR: LIVE IN CONCERT
1979, © 1979 Gary P. Biller, 78 min, USA, Dir: Jeff Margolis

One of the most brilliant stand-up comedians of all-time is at the top of his game in this performance filmed at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, California. Pryor’s no-holds-barred observations about sex, drugs, racism, boxing and more will have you aching with laughter. “Probably the greatest of all recorded-performance films.” – Pauline Kael


RICHARD PRYOR LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP
1982, Sony Repertory, 82 min, USA, Dir: Joe Layton

Richard Pryor came back from his nearly fatal freebasing accident to create the best stand-up act of his career, captured beautifully in this landmark concert film by director Joe Layton and cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Pryor's riffs on marriage, the mob, Africa and his own drug problems are hilarious, but the underlying complexity of his material makes this the rare stand-up routine that's as poignant as it is funny.


Screening format: 35mm
Aero Theatre • Fri, Jun 14, 2013 • 7:30pm
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