Endeavor Public Library

Talk to me, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Mark Gordon Productions ; Pelagius Films ; The Mark Gordon Company ; produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons

Summary
Washington, D.C., in the mid-to-late 1960s, vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to become a unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, Jr. to fully express himself and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the new ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with Dewey Hughes. From the first wild morning on the air, Petey relies on the more straight-laced Dewey to run interference at WOL-AM, where Dewey is the program director. At the station, Petey quickly becomes an iconic radio personality. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was determined to make not just himself but his community heard during this turbulent period in American history. As Petey's voice, humor, and spirit surge across the airwaves with the vitality of the era, listeners tune in to hear not only incredible music but also a man speaking directly to them about race and power in America. Through the years, Petey's style, on- and off-air - would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be
Language
eng
Note
Title from container
Physical Description
1 videodisc (119 min.), sd., col., 4 3/4 in.
Specific Material Designation
videodisc

Library Locations

  • Endeavor Public Library

    400 Church St, Endeavor, WI, 53930, US
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