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This moving portrait of legendary comedian Richard Pryor chronicles his life from his troubled youth in Peoria, Illinois, to his meteoric rise as one of the most respected comic actors of the 20th century. Often misunderstood during the height of his celebrity, the late superstar has never been profiled this extensively. Marina Zenovich’s revealing and entertaining film lays bare the demons with which he struggled, and it reminds us just how daring and dangerous artistic freedom can be.

Zenovich has created a definitive cinematic profile of the comedy icon. Featuring appearances from comedy royalty Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Dave Chappelle, Paul Mooney and a host of others, the film offers unprecedented access to members of his family and inner circle. Totally unbiased, Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic features rarely seen footage of the artist at work and delves deeply into the public and private lives of this very complex man. Zenovich continues to exercise her methods of revelation with this remarkable film, easily engaging those who may be unaware of Pryor’s struggles and triumphs beyond the silver screen.

—Loren Hammonds

This film will be screened as part of the Tribeca Talks® After the Movie series. Learn more here: Beyond the Screens: The Artist's Angle: Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 90 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Marina Zenovich
Screenwriter: P.G. Morgan, Chris A. Peterson, Marina Zenovich
Producer: Sara Hutchison
Editor: Chris A. Peterson
Cinematographer: Christine Burrill
Executive Producer: Roy Ackerman, Nick Fraser, Jennifer Pryor
Composer: Music By Mocean Worker; Music Produced By Erin Davis
Cast: Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Mel Brooks, Quincy Jones, Lily Tomlin, Jesse Jackson
Press Contacts

Print Source
Sara Hutchison
Club 55 Productions, LLC
Santa Monica, 90405
Phone: 626 222 9113

Press Contact
John Murphy
Murphy PR
New York, 10011
Phone: 212 414 0408

US Sales Contact
Roy Ackerman
Fresh One Productions
London, N1 7LL
Phone: 323 241 9761

International Sales Contact
Roy Ackerman
Fresh One Productions
London, N1 7LL
Phone: 323 241 9761

International Sales Contact
Sheri Jeffrey
Phone: 310-788-1270

US Sales Contact
Sheri Jeffrey
Phone: 310-788-1270

About the Director(s)
MARINA ZENOVICH's latest film, Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out, premiered at the 2012 Toronto and New York Film Festivals as a follow-up to her 2008 Emmy Award-winning documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired. Her other work includes Who is Bernard Tapie?, Independent's Day and Estonia Dreams of Eurovision!


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