Black History on the Silver Screen: Stir Crazy (1980) (Rated R)

February 17, 2019, 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Baldwin Public Library

Adult, Kids

Black History on the Silver Screen: Stir Crazy (1980) (Rated R)
For movie fans who came of age in the late 1970s, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were an unparalleled interracial buddy act. In this follow-up to “Silver Streak,” Skip (Wilder), a would-be playwright, and Harry (Pryor), a struggling actor, leave New York for sunnier climes and wind up incarcerated for a bank robbery they are far too sweet and inept to have committed. A steady crescendo of ridiculousness leads to — what else? — a prison rodeo. Mr. Poitier, who also directed three buddy comedies starring himself and Bill Cosby, shows a silly side behind the camera that he rarely indulged in front of it. — New York Times, A.O. Scott