Dolemite Is My Name

Sunday-Tuesday, October 27th-29th

In a comeback of sorts for Eddie Murphy, he takes on the true story of Rudy Ray Moore, a floundering comedian in L.A. during the 1970s who has an epiphany for a comeback. Murphy assumes the persona of Moore who assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. 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). Against all expectations, Moore’s Dolemite becomes a runaway box office smash and a defining movie of the Blaxploitation era. (118 mins)

“[Murphy’s] back, baby, in a performance so big and so generous that it virtually busts through the screen.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“It’s a heartfelt, funny, satisfying film.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian