A Huey P. Newton Story
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"A Huey P. Newton Story" is an American film adaptation directed by Spike Lee. The movie was created, written and performed, as a solo performance, by Roger Guenveur Smith at The Joseph Papp Public Theater. In this performance, Smith creates a representation of the activist Huey P. Newton’s life and time as a person, a citizen and an activist. During the performance, images are shown up-stage from activist movement era. The simple arrangement of Smith sitting in a chair stage-center makes the audience focus on the dialogue of the performer. Smith captures the attention of the audience throughout the film by putting into play his solo performance skills. Smith's idea for the performance originated in 1989 and took root as a stage play in 1996. Smith's performance attempt to show a shy individual that Huey P. Newton believed himself to be. He did not consider himself a charismatic person, although he had made many contributions to his community. Smith shows Newton as a conservative individual who is disgusted by having microphones and cameras close to him.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- production design by Wynn Thomas
- written by Roger Guenveur Smith
- starring: Roger Guenveur Smith
- cinematography by Ellen Kuras
- edited by Barry Alexander Brown
- music by Chocolate Genius
- genres: Biographical film, Political drama, Filmed Play, Drama
- released in (14 years ago)
- some of the awards:
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special nomination for Roger Guenveur Smith
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
"A Huey P. Newton Story" is a play written by Robert Guenveur Smith.
- author: Roger Guenveur Smith
- A Huey P. Newton Story is a 1997 theater production of the play written and performed by Robert Guenveur Smith.
- A Huey P. Newton Story is a 1996 theater production of a play by Robert Guenveur Smith.
- Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production nomination for Roger Guenveur Smith
- Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Non-Resident Production nomination for Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
- Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production, received by Roger Guenveur Smith
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by Jerry Roberts
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