Film Series: Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

1982. USA. Dir: Joe Layton. With Richard Pryor. 82 min.

Pryor’s most successful stand-up film does not lack the characteristic boldness of his brand of comedy. Rather, confronting issues like racism and drug abuse – even recounting the time he set himself on fire while freebasing cocaine – lends the film its scale, drama, and cinematic vibrancy.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5