[06/24/21 - 09:04 AM] Video: Showtime(R) Releases Trailer for "The One and Only Dick Gregory" from Director Andre Gaines and Executive Producers Kevin Hart and Lena Waithe The documentary feature unpacks the career of Dick Gregory, the activist, pop-culture icon and thought leader who changed the lives of millions across the world through constant disruption and awareness.
[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME(R) RELEASES TRAILER FOR "THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY" FROM DIRECTOR ANDRE GAINES AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS KEVIN HART AND LENA WAITHE
Documentary Feature About Comedy Legend and Activist
Will Debut on Sunday, July 4 at 9 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES - June 24, 2021 - SHOWTIME(R) released a trailer for THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY, the directorial debut from producer Andre Gaines (The Lady and The Dale, Bill Nye: Science Guy). The documentary feature unpacks the career of Dick Gregory, the activist, pop-culture icon and thought leader who changed the lives of millions across the world through constant disruption and awareness. The film will premiere on Sunday, July 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. To watch and share the trailer, visit:
Gregory inspired a generation through on-the-ground activism, an untiring desire to help and his influential comedy. Featuring archival footage of his early career as a comedian, the film is bookended with Gregory's own voice just before his death in 2017, reflecting on the impact of his life on the world as a self-described "agitator." Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Wanda Sykes, W. Kamau Bell and others discuss Gregory's paradigm-shifting significance on the art of comedy and culture. The film features original music by Black Thought of the Grammy(R) award winning hip-hop band The Roots.
THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY is a Cinemation Studios production, written and directed by Gaines, and produced by Gaines and Valerie Edwards. The film is executive produced by Kevin Hart and Bryan Smiley for Hartbeat Productions, Lena Waithe and Rishi Rajani for Hillman Grad Productions, and Christian Gregory, Chad Troutwine and Matt Rachamkin.
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