With unprecedented access, The Nine Lives of Marion Barry tells the continuing saga of this despised, beloved and resilient politician. This DVD is the original film which contains coarse language and sexual and drug references. It's the potent story of race, power, sex and drugs; the tale of a complex and contradictory man who is the star of one of the most fascinating and bizarre chapters of American politics. Marion Barry is a folk hero. Hailed as a civil rights champion and defender of the poor, he's the man who transformed Washington D.C. from a sleepy southern town run by segregationists into a cosmopolitan, political stronghold of Black America. From the Mississippi cotton fields to the corridors of power, Barry has weathered drug and alcohol addiction, cancer, 4 marriages, jail time and political extinction to dominate Washington D.C. city politics for more than 40 years. TV Broadcast is TV-14 Parents Strongly Cautioned. 78 minutes, Documentary. Produced/directed by Dana Flor, Flor Films, LLC, and Toby Oppenheimer