Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy
with Gregy Roman and Javon Shaw
Join us for the World Premiere of Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy, with Director Gregy Roman and Javon Shaw in attendance for a post-screening discussion. This program is presented in partnership with CAMH.
This program is also available via an encore screening Nov 17 at 7:30pm at Rice Cinema, for more information visit here. Also available virtually for one week beginning Nov 13 at 7:30pm, for more information visit here.
Part of The Third Coast Program.
Note: Proof of Vaccination or a Negative COVID test from within 48 hours is required for all indoor screenings. To learn more about our COVID policy, visit here.
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.
|Country, Year||United States, 2021|
|Cast||Richard "Bushwick Bill" Shaw|
|Producer||Gregy Roman, Michele Fleischi, Aaron Sainz|
|Runtime||78 MINS, SECS|
|Subject||The Third Coast|
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.