The story of Rudy Ray Moore, a struggling singer and comedian working in a record store in early-1970s Hollywood. Every type of hustler populates the neighbourhood, most with a wicked repertoire of obscene insults. Moore begins picking up their patter, drawn from the rich African American tradition of “the dozens.”
He creates a stage character, Dolemite the pimp, records some especially profane routines, and soon rockets from shop clerk to ghetto superstar. It’s not long before he starts making movies that embrace the gratuitous violence and female nudity of blaxploitation cinema, insisting on his own form of perfection.
A celebration of black creativity, the film features stand-out performances from Murphy and Snipes.
Tickets for cinema screenings will go on sale after the Prime Minister’s announcement on 10 May about Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown, which will confirm our reopening on 17 May. Priority booking will be available to HOME Friends, followed by HOME members with tickets on general sale from 13 May.
This screening of Dolemite is My Name will be introduced by Karen Gabay, radio presenter, TV & podcast producer.