Talk to Me: Kasi (Eve’s Bayou) Lemmons’s Tale of Ralph Waldo etey Greene, Played by Don Cheadle

Kasi Lemmons’ Talk to Me kicked off the 2007 Los Angeles Film Fest as the Opening Night on Thursday, June 21.

The stellar cast includes Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Epps, Vondie Curtis Hall, and Martin Sheen.

The film tells the funny, dramatic, and inspiring real-life story of Ralph Waldo “Petey” Greene (Don Cheadle), an outspoken ex-con who talked his way into becoming an iconic radio personality in the 1960s in Washington, D.C.

Sparked by both the era’s vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness, Petey openly courted controversy at a white-owned station.

Relying on his producer Dewey Hughes (Ejiofor) to run interference, Petey’s unprecedented tell it like it is on-air style gave voice and spirit to the black community during an exciting and turbulent period in American history.