Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy
with Gregy Roman, Bun B, and Javon Shaw
Join us for the World Premiere of Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy, with Director Gregy Roman, Bun B, 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.
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.
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.