Sam Waymon in Bill Gunn and Ishmael Reed's PERSONAL PROBLEMS.
Sam Waymon in Bill Gunn and Ishmael Reed's PERSONAL PROBLEMS.
Bill Gunn in PERSONAL PROBLEMS.
Ishmael Reed in PERSONAL PROBLEMS.

Personal Problems

Bill Gunn, 1980, U.S.

This entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama is the result of a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: 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!

Details

  • 165 min
  • In English

Formats

  • Blu-ray
  • DCP
  • DVD

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