Event DetailsThursday October 24, 2019 7:00 pm Quad Cinema
34 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011
This event includes a 30-minute, post-screening Q&A. As a courtesy to Mr. Alexander and Mr. Karaszewski, please do not RSVP unless you can stay through the end of the event.
The Writers Guild of America, East and Netflix
invite you and one (1) guest to attend a screening of
DOLEMITE IS MY NAME
Followed by a Q&A with
co-writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Moderated by Matthew Stone
Stung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award® nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play. Moore convinces a social justice-minded dramatist (Keegan-Michael Key) to write his alter ego a film, incorporating kung fu, car chases, and Lady Reed (Da’Vine JoyRandolph), an ex-backup singer who becomes his unexpected comedic foil. Despite clashing with his pretentious director, D’Urville Martin (Wesley Snipes), and countless production hurdles at their studio in the dilapidated Dunbar Hotel, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era.
Comics and rappers have praised Moore as a pioneering influence over the past few decades, and DOLEMITE IS MY NAME is a hilarious celebration of a singular talent who made his own legend. From Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. O.J. Simpson); director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Empire); and the producing team of Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee John Davis (Ferdinand, Joy), Golden Globe nominee John Fox (Joy) and Murphy; the film features an all-star supporting cast — including Mike Epps, Craig Robinson, Tituss Burgess, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Snoop Dogg, Ron Cephas Jones, Barry Shabaka Henley, Tip ‘TI’ Harris, Luenell, Tasha Smith — plus costumes designed by Academy Award® winner Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther).
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