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The Resource Talk to me, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Mark Gordon Productions ; Pelagius Films ; The Mark Gordon Company ; produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons

Talk to me, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Mark Gordon Productions ; Pelagius Films ; The Mark Gordon Company ; produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons

Label
Talk to me
Title
Talk to me
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Mark Gordon Productions ; Pelagius Films ; The Mark Gordon Company ; produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • 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
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Stéphane Fontaine ; editor, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Terence Blanchard ; costume designer, Gersha Philips ; production designer, Warren Alan Young
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, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps, Peter MacNeill, Adam Gaudreau, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Martin Sheen
Runtime
119
Series statement
Focus Features spotlight series
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Talk to me, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Mark Gordon Productions ; Pelagius Films ; The Mark Gordon Company ; produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Deleted scenes; "Who is Petey Greene?" featurette; recreating P-Town
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7603072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330420
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
62033304
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn166585172
  • (OCoLC)166585172
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, single-sided, DVD-9
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Talk to me, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment ; Mark Gordon Productions ; Pelagius Films ; The Mark Gordon Company ; produced by Joe Fries, Mark Gordon, Sidney Kimmel, Josh McLaughlin ; story by Michael Genet ; screenplay by Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa ; directed by Kasi Lemmons
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: Deleted scenes; "Who is Petey Greene?" featurette; recreating P-Town
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
7603072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (119 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
025193330420
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
62033304
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn166585172
  • (OCoLC)166585172
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, single-sided, DVD-9
Video recording format
DVD

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