A documentary is underway examining the life of late comedian and social activist Dick Gregory. Writer, producer, and director Andre Gaines hopes to bring acknowledgement to Gregory’s many contributions throughout his career:
“Buffalo 8 Productions is partnering with filmmaker Andre Gaines to fast-track the documentary “I Am Dick Gregory,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The film, which chronicles the complex life of the late comedian, activist and author, is due to wind up production in the coming weeks in Los Angeles. Gaines and his team have amassed over 300 hours of archival footage of Gregory, who died on Aug. 19, including footage shot since last year. The producers are in early discussions with distributors.”
Originally published: 9/28/17