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Blaxploitation Films

Abby (1974)

Directed by William Girdler. Cast: William Marshall, Terry Carter, Austin Stoker, Carol Speed. A possession filmabout a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a demon of sexuality, when he rfather in law, an exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his son and a policeman to perform an African exorcism on her. 92 min. Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database

Afro Promo: Black Cinema Trailers 1946-76

Alternately trashy and poignant andsometimes just plain hard to believe thesedays, here's an irresistible program ofblack cinema trailers that trace itsevolution through its most crucial period,1946-1976. Explores an extensive range ofstylistic approaches -- blaxploitation,comedy, music bio, plantation drama, andmore -- all smartly organized by genre, orviewable as one outrageous joyride throughmid-century picture history. 91 min.

Afros, Macks, 'n Zodiacs. Vol. 1: A Compilation of Some of the Best BlackAction Films of the 1970's

Features clips and trailer attractions from black action motion pictures that were filmed and released in the 1970s. "You'll see Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones-- two chicks with guts. And what about that bad-ass Fred "The Hammer" Williams, shotful of lead and he still ain't dead! You'll visit The Mack Superfly and Blacula--these brothers have drive and don't take no jive! So turn on your black light, sit back anddig this compilation of Black action!" Films reviewed: Blacula, Monkey Hustle, The Mack, Dr.

BaadAssss Cinema: A Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films

In this groundbreaking documentary fromthe Independent Film channel, filmmakerIsaac Julien takes us back to the early 70sand the explosion of blaxploitation films,today one of American cinema's most belovedcult genres. Featuring a wealth of footagefrom classic films and interviews with keyplayers the film thoroughly exploresblaxploitation films from their breakoutcasting and unforgettable soundtracks tothe outrageous fashions and over-the-topstory lines. 2002. 56 min.

Badass Supermama

A playful, but questioning personal exploration of beauty as perceived by black women, looking at race, gender, sexuality, body image and representation. These inter-connected issues are examined through 1970's "blaxploitation" movie goddess Pam Grier and her characters, with clips from her films Foxy Brown and Sheba,baby. A video by Etang Inyang. 1996. 16min.

Black Devil Doll

Directed by Jonathan Lewis. Cast:Heather Murphy, Natasha Talonz, Christine Svendsen, Precious Cox, Erika Branich, Martin Boone. During an innocent game onthe Ouija board, Heather and her friends summon the soul of a recently executed serial killer whose spirit is trapped in a flesh-hungry African American ventriloquist puppet. "The meanest, nastiest, dirtiest, raunchiest, ass-kickin'est Afro-American... controversial exploitation film of the century" -- Container. 72 min. Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database

Black Mama, White Mama (1973)

Directed by Eddie Romero. Cast: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden, Zaldy Zschornack, Laurie Burton. Two extradited female prisoners in a Philippine jungle prison, prostitute Lee Daniels and guerrilla fighter Karen Brent, will do anything to escape. Their chance comes during a transport on which they are shackled together. After killing a guard they are on the run for their lives,igniting a bloody shoot out between gangsters and a group of revolutionaries. 86 min.

Blackenstein (1973)

Directed by William A. Levey. Cast:John Hart, Ivory Stone, Andrea King, LizRenay, Roosevelt Jackson. Eddie is aVietnam veteran who loses his arms and legswhen he steps on a land mine, but abrilliant surgeon is able to attach newlimbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealousassistant (who has fallen in love withEddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNAinjections, transforming him into agigantic killer. 87 min. Credits and other information from the InternetMovie Database

Blacula (1972)

Directed by William Crain. Cast:William Marshall, Denise Nicholas,Vonetta Mcgee, Gordon Pinsent, ThalmusRasulala, Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor,Sr., Charles Macaulay. In 1815 theAfrican prince Mamuwalde is cursed byDracula and sealed in a coffin doomedto be tortured by an unquenchable lustfor blood. Two decoratorspurchaseBlacula's coffin and unwittinglyrelease him and become his firstvictims. 93 min. Online Access through LFLFC.

Cleopatra Jones (1973)

Directed by Jack Starrett. Cast: TamaraDobson, Bernie Casey, Shelley Winters.Classic blaxploitation potboilder. Abeautiful, tough drug enforcement agentintercedes when a menacing drug ringattempts to stage a retaliatory raid ona Los Angeles drug rehabilitationcenter. 89 min.
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