Detroit Film Theatre
FREEP FILM FESTIVAL: White Boy
Friday, March 31, 2017
8:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre
"White Boy Rick," as he was called, was a novelty:
A white teenager seemingly running a major inner-city drug operation. In May of
1987, 17-year-old Richard Wershe Jr. was charged with a non-violent, juvenile
drug offense. By the time of his arrest he was already a Detroit legend,
frequently making front-page headlines and leading the local television news.
In this film, gangsters, hit men, journalists and federal agents struggle to
explain why he remains in prison at nearly 50 years old. The possible
explanation is more stunning than the crimes Wershe was alleged to have
committed. World premiere. (75 minutes)
Watch the White Boy trailer.