Eddie Murphy is back! And this 70s biopic looks like a whole lot of fun. Synopsis!
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 Joy Randolph), 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.
Ready? Let’s go!
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the B’more screening of Dolemite is My Name!
When: Tuesday, October 8th
Where: The Parkway Theater
How: It’s list time y’all! So send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 4th at 10am with the subject line “NOW THAT’S A FIRE!” Make sure you put your name in the body of the email. Why? Because new rules for screenings y’all. From the powers that be:
NEW RULE APPLYING TO ALL BALTIMORE-AREA SCREENINGS: The line will open two hours prior to show time. No one will be permitted to line up or wait on theater premises before this time. Please do not arrive more than two hours prior to ANY screening at any location.
Remember – seating for screenings are first come first served and not guaranteed. So get there early to get a seat. Good luck everyone!