L.A. Weekly covers screening of Ishmael Reed & Bill Gunn’s “Personal Problems”

“Until his untimely death at 54, Bill Gunn was a talent to be reckoned with. A celebrated playwright and screenwriter, he also directed three features, including Personal Problems, a rarely seen 1980 “experimental soap opera” co-written with Ishmael Reed. This epic ensemble piece — running 165 minutes — dissects the African-American experience with a savagely satirical eye. Kino Lorber recently oversaw a digital restoration of this rarely screened indie, which will make its Los Angeles premiere at the Billy Wilder Theater.”


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