The lifetime of one in all comedy’s all-time biggest entertainers is explored within the new documentary, I Am Richard Pryor.
The documentary will premiere Friday, March 15, at 10 p.m. ET on the Paramount Community. For those who don’t have cable, you may watch I Am Richard Pryor stay or on-demand in your laptop, cellphone or streaming gadget by signing up for one of many following live-TV streaming providers:
Paramount is included in Philo’s essential 44-channel bundle, which is the most cost effective amongst all streaming providers if you happen to plan on preserving it long-term. You’ll be able to join a free 7-day trial proper right here, and you’ll then watch a stay stream of the film in your laptop by way of the Philo web site, or in your cellphone, pill or streaming gadget by way of the Philo app.
For those who can’t watch stay, Philo additionally lets you DVR packages and watch them as much as 30 days later. And even if you happen to overlook to DVR one thing, Philo additionally comes with a 72-hour rewind function, which lets you replay something that has aired inside the final three days.
Paramount is included within the “Comedy Further” add-on, which might be added to both the “Sling Orange” or “Sling Blue” channel packages.
You can begin a free 7-day trial of any bundle you need proper right here, and you’ll then watch the film stay in your laptop by way of the Sling TV web site, or in your cellphone, pill or streaming gadget by way of the Sling TV app.
For those who can’t watch stay, you will get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as a further add-on.
‘I Am Richard Pryor’ Preview
I Am Richard Pryor, which made its world premiere on the SXSW Movie Competition in Austin on Tuesday, takes an in-depth take a look at the comedy legend’s complicated life.
Right here’s a synopsis of the documentary, courtesy of Selection’s Joe Leydon:
I Am Richard Pryor is a largely satisfying if totally typical portrait of the immensely gifted and deeply troubled entertainer whose well-merited popularity as a comic book genius stems no less than partially from his frequent and fearless willingness to make himself the goal of his take-no-prisoners humor.
Director Jesse James Miller has entwined movie clips, archival materials and talking-heads interviews to trend what often looks like an formally sanctioned biography — an impression solely strengthened by the billing of Jennifer Lee Pryor, the topic’s widow and a recurrent interviewee within the movie, as an govt producer. Nonetheless, the story that emerges is undeniably fascinating, and will show particularly intriguing for viewers who’ve solely just lately found the late legend by means of his scripted options and comedy-concert movies.
Miller has beforehand directed documentaries akin to On the Bag (2004), Uganda Rising (2006), The Good Son: The Lifetime of Ray Growth Growth Mancini (2013) and Chasing Evel: The Robbie Knievel Story (2017).
There are a variety of actors, comedians and entertainers featured within the movie, together with Sandra Bernhard, Ron De Blasio, Michael Epps, Tiffany Haddish, Howie Mandel, Lily Tomlin, Rocco Urbisci and Jimmie Walker.
The runtime is one hour and 32 minutes.