THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY Feature Films In Person at AFI Silver


Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Andre Gaines, executive producer Valerie Edwards and subject Christian Gregory moderated by MSNBC Correspondent Trymaine Lee.

Amid plumes of cigarette smoke, iconic comedian Dick Gregory developed a distinct and sophisticated approach to addressing racism via humor. Unexpectedly finding himself entertaining an all-white audience, his unwavering commitment to his beliefs revealed a unique ability to reach across the aisle and awakened in him a passion for affecting change. As the civil rights movement intensified throughout the 1960s, Gregory would channel his celebrity to support it more directly and would remain an activist for social and political causes throughout the course of his over sixty-year-long career. In this affectionate tribute, entertainers such as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart and Harry Belafonte describe the complex, sincere and ever-evolving personality of Dick Gregory who, after decades clouded in a legitimate anger, would find humor again before his 2017 passing. –Malin Kan

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Andre Gaines is a producer, writer and director whose credits include THE LADY AND THE DALE, CHILDREN OF THE CORN and BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY. He made his feature film debut at Tribeca with THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY.

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Country: USA

Year: 2021

Director: Andre Gaines

Screenwriter: Andre Gaines

Producers: Andre Gaines, Valerie Edwards

Executive Producers: Kevin Hart, Lena Waithe

Directors of Photography: Derek Mindler, Lucas Pitassi, Justin Arana

Editors: Cinque Northern, Jason Pollard, Patrick Murphy, Ron Eigen

Music: Kyle Townsend

Featuring: Dick Gregory, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Dave Chappelle, Lena Waithe, Harry Belafonte

Running Time (minutes): 117

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions Available