I was fortunate enough to see Roger Guenveur Smith perform this live at Sundance Film Festival.
To say I was dumbfounded by Smiths performance does not do it justice. I was amazed at his power, at the words he spoke and at the energy that was flowing from him. Its was a powerful experience, about a powerful man, by a powerful man.
The conviction to be on that stage alone under a spotlight, without any sort of safety net like q-cards or notes, and channel Newton and bring him to life and live in those words, was without compare.
I have never seen something so striking as Smith when he spoke, he seemed to become a giant under those lights…