Black Cinematheque Filmmaker Series: Super Fly at Texas Theatre
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If you're looking for a masterclass in the 1970s Blaxploitation film movement, Super Fly will almost inevitably make the syllabus. A crime drama starring the late Ron O'Neal as its magnetic antihero, the movie is searing, violent, moving, upsetting, exultant and -- well, just come prepared for a landmark film you're not likely to see, even truncated and censored, on cable TV. Bonus: You will never forget the soundtrack -- Curtis Mayfield's Superfly, a landmark of classic soul, which actually out-grossed the film.
Sat. Feb. 17: Super Fly (1972) - 35mm - Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. Screen at the Texas Theatre (post show after party)
Sun. Feb. 18: My Brother's Wedding (1983) - Directed by Charles Burnett - Screens at the South Dallas Cultural Center
Sat. Feb.24: Malcolm X (1992) - 35mm - Directed by Spike Lee - Screens at the Texas Theatre