8/17/2018

Personal Problems

Bill Gunn, US, 1980, 165 min.

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This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration between writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby's The Landlord. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, it went unseen for many years; the original tapes have been carefully restored by Kino Lorber and the film is now available in its full-length version for the first time in decades.

Bill Gunn's Personal Problems – Official Trailer