Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy (Encore)
with Bun B, Gregy Roman, and Javon Shaw
Presented in partnership with CAMH. This screening is followed by a Q&A with Bun B, Javon Shaw, and Gregy Roman and moderated by Jessica Green.
This program is also available Nov 12 at 7:00pm at MFAH with talent in person, for more information visit here. Available virtually for one week beginning Nov 13 at 7:30pm, for more information visit here.
Part of The Third Coast Program.
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Please note that Rice Cinema has moved from its previous home. We recommend parking in Founders Court Lot and entering Sewall Hall at the ground level to find the cinema towards the back of the building located at Sewall 301.
Censorship couldn’t silence him. Size couldn’t limit him. A bullet couldn’t slow him down. A raw cinematic ride into the mind of Bushwick Bill (born Richard Shaw) legendary Gangsta Rapper and original member of The Geto Boys - godfathers of Southern Hip Hop. The film chronicles Bill’s improbable journey from immigrant to icon and sheds new light on the infamous shooting that nearly took his life.
|United States, 2021
|Richard "Bushwick Bill" Shaw
|Gregy Roman, Michele Fleischi, Aaron Sainz
|78 MINS, SECS
It’s been well over 25 years since Bernard Freeman—known better to the world as Bun B—changed the hip-hop landscape as one half of the legendary UGK alongside the late Pimp C. In 2006 Bun B won an ASCAP Award for Top R&B/Hip Hop Song for his writing and performance on the single “Give Me That” and also holds an MTV Music Award for Best R&B Video for Beyonce’s “Check On It”. His third solo album, 2010’s Trill O.G. was met with critical acclaim. By 2013, he would release his last project before his musical break, The Epilogue. As a professor of Theology at Houston’s Rice University, Bun along with Professor Anthony Pinn led a course about Religion and Hip-Hop Culture. In August 2018, Bun B delivered Return of the Trill, a full length effort produced by Big K.R.I.T.. From selling millions of albums to Grammy nominations, changing academia, publishing, sneaker, food, and car culture, plus philanthropy, there isn’t much that Bun B hasn’t done. Bun B is also a board member of the Houston Cinema Arts Society.
Gregy Roman was raised on hip-hop culture, skateboarding, and underground cinema. After attending Pittsburgh Filmmakers, he moved to Los Angeles and began honing his craft on numerous music videos, films and commercials. He cut his teeth working for diverse and noted filmmakers like Errol Morris, Barry Levinson, Dick Wolf, and Roger Corman. These experiences helped him to immerse himself in the filmmaking process as he found his own voice and style. He took the natural but difficult leap to directing and producing projects for Banksy, Vans, Obey, Hurley, 6 Point Harness, Volcom, and the Museum of Contemporary Art to name a few. Always drawn to underdogs and outsider characters, his most recent project is a feature documentary on the gangsta- rapper, Bushwick Bill of the legendary Geto Boys.
Before his journey into filmmaking, Gregy was an employee of the United States Postal Service, an exiled comic-book repairman, a failed athlete, and a vet of the drug war. Currently, he films, writes, bullshits, and resides in Los Angeles.