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The Greater Cleveland Film Commission hosts behind the story virtual event with the producers of 'White Boy Rick'

Matthew McConaughey
Posted at 8:38 AM, Nov 12, 2020

CLEVELAND — On Thursday, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission is hosting a free, virtual event call “Behind the Story” that examines the film "White Boy Rick," which was shot in Cleveland in 2017.

The producers of the film, Matthew Krul, Scott Franklin and Georgia Kacandes, will host a live conversation at 7 p.m. where attendees can get their questions answered about the film, including what’s it like to film in Cleveland.

Shot throughout Cleveland in 2017, White Boy Rick documents the story of a Detroit teenage Richard Wershe Jr., his prolific rise in the drug trade and his decline through the justice system.

Back in the 80s in Detroit, Wershe sold guns to local drug dealers. Once confronted by the FBI, he served as an informant from ages 14 to 16. He was arrested for possession of cocaine, and with no intervention from the FBI, he was sentenced to life in prison.

The event is free, but registration is required. Click here for more info.