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Cinematheque's Aero celebrates the comedy genius of Richard Pryor
Cinematheque's Aero celebrates the comedy genius of Richard Pryor

Pioneering African American comic and actor Richard Pryor has been dead for eight years but his influence and legacy are as strong as ever. Last month, Showtime aired a new documentary on this turbulent life, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic." On Tuesday, Shout! Factory released "No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert." The set features seven CDS and two DVDs of his stand-up work spanning the years 1966-1992. And on Friday, the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica will present two of his landmark performance films: 1979's "Richard Pryor: Live in Concert" and 1982's "Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip." PHOTOS: Summer...

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