Duke became a familiar face to moviegoers in the hit comedy Car Wash and followed up that performance with unforgettable roles in films such as American Gigolo, Commando and Predator.
Duke transitioned into directing, helming such films as A Rage in Harlem, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and Hoodlum, as well as dozens of episodes for T.V. shows including Miami Vice, New York Undercover and Strong Medicine.
Duke continues to act and direct–his latest film, the documentary Dark Girls, premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival–while also serving as a mentor for young African Americans aspiring to work in the performing arts.
Distinguished Filmmakers Series: Bill Duke
Tuesday, November 1, 2:00 p.m.
L.A. Times Media Center
See a trailer for Duke’s Dark Girls documentary after the break.
UPDATE 2: This event has been moved up a week, from November 8 to November 1.
UPDATE: This event was originally scheduled for October 4.