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Independent Lens (2008)

Independent Lens

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Discover the story of America's first shock jock in this documentary detailing how legendary radio personality Petey Greene fought poverty, addiction, and stint behind bars to become a leading activist during one of America's most turbulent periods. Narrated by actor Don Cheadle (who played Greene in the 2007 film Talk to Me), Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene shows why everyone from the ghetto to the White House could identify with his universal message of understanding. By bringing taboo words and concepts out into the open, Greene effectively commanded his followers to confront their own prejudices. Greene wasn't afraid to use raw language in order to make a point, and his brash style was often seen as a direct threat to the establishment, but his fight against the powers that be would ultimately be eclipsed by his battle to overcome his own personal demons.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television
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Written By: Loren Mendell
On DVD: Mar 3, 2009
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

An admiring and often amusing portrait of the late Washington, D.C., radio and TV talkshow host.

Full Review… | February 13, 2008
Variety
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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...even [Don] Cheadle is no substitute for the man himself.

Full Review… | April 24, 2008
OC Weekly

The truth of Petey Greene is that he wanted people to know what he felt, what he thought about the state of the Washington, D.C. he lived in.

Full Review… | January 23, 2008
Film Threat

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This man is a focal point in American history! He is a legend, a man, and a dream all rolled into one, in American history.

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