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Personal Problems

Film/Video

Personal Problems, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.
Personal Problems, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.
Personal Problems, image courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Personal Problems

(Bill Gunn, 1980)

Fri, Aug 17, 2018 7 PM
Sat, Aug 18, 2018 7 PM

“A startling, totally idiosyncratic work of art….I felt quite certain I was seeing something unlike anything I had seen before.”
—Nick Pinkerton, Artforum

Only now receiving a full theatrical release, this experimental drama by the director of Ganga & Hess is one of the most anticipated restoration projects of the year. Bill Gunn’s Personal Problems follows a married couple’s respective infidelities while capturing the look and feel of Harlem in the late 1970s. Originally intended for public television, the semi-improvised “meta-soap opera” was written by the great Ishmael Reed, shot on video, and produced by an all African American crew working on a shoestring budget. (164 mins., DCP)

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