The Resource Talk to me, Universal ; Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Mark Gordon Company/Pelagius Films production ; produced by Mark Gordon ... [et al.] ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons, (videorecording)

Talk to me, Universal ; Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Mark Gordon Company/Pelagius Films production ; produced by Mark Gordon ... [et al.] ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons, (videorecording)

Label
Talk to me
Title
Talk to me
Statement of responsibility
Universal ; Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Mark Gordon Company/Pelagius Films production ; produced by Mark Gordon ... [et al.] ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Stéphane Fontaine ; editing, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Terence Blanchard
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for pervasive language and some sexual content
Language note
English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.B55
LC item number
T355 2007
PerformerNote
Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mike Epps, Peter MacNeill, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Sheen, Vondie Curtis Hall, Alison Sealy-Smith
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1976-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gordon, Mark
  • Genet, Michael
  • Famuyiwa, Rick
  • Lemmons, Kasi
  • Cheadle, Don
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Epps, Mike
  • MacNeill, Peter
  • Henson, Taraji P
  • Cedric
  • Sheen, Martin
  • Curtis-Hall, Vondie
  • Fontaine, Stéphane
  • Blanchard, Terence
  • Focus Features
  • Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (Firm)
  • Pelagius Films
  • Mark Gordon Company
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Universal Pictures (Firm)
Runtime
119
Series statement
Focus Features spotlight series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greene, Ralph
  • Radio talk shows
  • Radio personalities
  • Soul music
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • African Americans
  • Música y radio
  • Alma (Música)
  • Greene, Ralph
  • Radio talk shows
  • Radio personalities
  • Soul music
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Talk to me, Universal ; Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Mark Gordon Company/Pelagius Films production ; produced by Mark Gordon ... [et al.] ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen"--Disc label
  • Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1
  • Includes a preview of another motion picture
  • Special features: Deleted scenes; "Who is Petey Greene?" featurette; recreating P-Town
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn166585172
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330420
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62033304
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)166585172
System details
DVD, region 1
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Talk to me, Universal ; Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment present a Mark Gordon Company/Pelagius Films production ; produced by Mark Gordon ... [et al.] ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen"--Disc label
  • Recorded in Dolby digital 5.1
  • Includes a preview of another motion picture
  • Special features: Deleted scenes; "Who is Petey Greene?" featurette; recreating P-Town
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn166585172
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen ed..
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330420
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
62033304
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)166585172
System details
DVD, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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