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Screening: Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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“Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song has a lot of historical significance. It is an early independent film in what’s considered the current “modern” style… it was controversial (it initially earned an X rating (later changed to an R) and touted that fact proudly as a tagline), it was made for $150 thousand but grossed $15 million, and most importantly … it is credited with starting the Blaxploitation craze in the 1970s.” -Brandt Sponseller, IMDb

Released in 1971, Sweet Sweetback reignited the truly Black independent filmmaking movement begun by Oscar Micheaux & others in 1910.

After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from “the man” with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.

1971 ‧ Drama film/Blaxploitation ‧ 1h 37m

FREE!!!

Doors open at 2, Screening 2:30.

Discussion follows led by BFMM Executive Director & Curator, Pamela Thomas.

Sponsors include BFMM, The Cincinnati Herald, the Cincinnati Film Society, P.A.R. Projects, & Baked4025

Details

Date:
May 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1840021116319497/

Organizer

Black Folks Make Movies
Phone:
513.212.3001
Email:
blackfolksmakemovies@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.blackfolksmakemovies.org/

Venue

Mini Microcinema
1329 Main Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
Phone:
(513) 486-6464
Website:
http://www.mini-cinema.org/