ACME Screening Room Presents- A Black History Month Event: The One and Only Dick Gregory plus Discussion with Dr. Christian Gregory
Reported Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Pictured Above: The lobby of the Acme Screening Room
NEWSROOM POST: LAMBERTVILLE, NJ
Lambertville, NJ – Join the Acme Screening Room on Saturday February 10 at 615pm for a Black History Month special screening of The One and Only Dick Gregory. A Post Screening Q&A will follow with Dr. Christian Gregory, eighth child of Dick and Lillian Gregory and the film editor and ACME Board Member Patrick Murphy.
Pictured Above: The One and Only Dick Gregory poster. Photo credit: Contributed.
The film gives its singular subject his due with a comprehensive retrospective and thoughtful commentary, highlighting how the comedy icon’s contributions extended far beyond the stage. Filmmaker Andre Gaines examines the remarkable life and career of stand-up comic, activist and pop culture icon Dick Gregory with a thoughtful film about a politically committed artist that doesn’t short the politics or the art, but instead examines how one fueled the other.
Dr. Christian Gregory, who appears in the film, maintained a chiropractic practice in Washington for 25 years, caring for DC natives, leading entertainment figures, and friends in the movement including Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Cicely Tyson, and Stevie Wonder. When Dick Gregory decided to resume an active speaking and entertainment schedule, he became his father’s manager. Since his passing in 2017, Christian has managed his father’s estate and intellectual property, and has successfully guided the development of other projects on his father’s life, including the stage play TURN ME LOOSE.
For more information and tickets, visit the website at www.acmescreeningroom.org.
About the ACME Screening Room
ACME Screening Room is a nonprofit weekend theater that presents classic, independent, and documentary films to educate and inspire. Housed in a former supermarket in Lambertville, NJ, ACME is a space where audiences come together to discuss contemporary ideas presented through the world of film. As a cultural resource for the community, we invite participation through guest speakers and discussions; partnerships with local businesses and organizations; supporting new projects by artists and filmmakers; and screening films that reflect the diversity of our audience.