STICKING IT TO THE MAN: BLACK REVOLUTIONARY FILMS OF THE NIXON ERA
January 22-26 at the Trylon
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a number of independent films took on racial oppression in America, but few better than these two underground gems.
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(1972, DCP, 91m) dir Christopher St. John w/St. John, Florence St. Peter, Leonard Kuras. D.C. cop George Lattimer (St. John) has dreams of future glory, but he is passed up for promotion. Upon the film’s release, it’s surreal dream sequences were removed and the film flopped. Now, St. John’s restored vision can be viewed as it was meant to. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 3:00 5:00 MON/TUE 7:00
(1969, DCP, 84m) dir Robert Downey Sr. w/Arnold Johnson, Allen Garfield, Buddy Butler. When an executive board must elect a new chairman, they unintentionally vote in the only Black man, Putney Swope (Johnson). Swope cleans house and becomes a runaway success. A controversial hit of late 1960s counterculture, skewering race, class, and capitalism. Putney Swope was restored by the Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation. FRI 9:00 SAT/SUN 7:00