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Focus Features

In
the mid-to-late 1960s, in Washington D.C., uplifting soul music was the
backbeat to the nation’s burgeoning social consciousness. It was the
time and place for ex-con Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene, Jr. to express
himself. Here’s the true story of Petey, who talks his way into an
on-air radio gig and becomes an extremely popular personality at
WOL-AM. Petey’s voice goes out on the airwaves, courting controversy
and drawing in listeners who want to hear about race and power in
America. Don Cheadle plays Petey alongside actor-comedian Cedric the
Entertainer. The great cast also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mike Epps,
and Taraji P. Henson. This is actor-director Kasi Lemmons’ newest
feature film. – forrest green III