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THE FLY CINEMA OF MICHAEL SCHULTZ

November at the Trylon

Measured and thoughtful while still exuding straight funk, Michael Schultz’s films have the rare ability to weave between large musical numbers, entertaining action, and intimate moments. This skill—all while keeping Black culture at the forefront—allowed him to span multiple genres and decades.

COOLEY HIGH

(1975, 35mm, 107m) dir Michael Schultz w/Glynn Turman, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Cynthia Davis. Cochise (Hilton-Jacobs), Preach (Turman), and friends are aimless high school seniors, dreaming of more. Shot on location in Chicago, Cooley High touched a generation of Black youth and paved the way for films like Menace II Society. SUN 6:30 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Nov. 6 6:30, Nov. 7 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 8 7:00, 9:00

KRUSH GROOVE

(1985, DCP, 97m) dir Michael Schultz w/Sheila E., RUN-D.M.C., The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow. This early hip-hop musical charts the origins of Def Jam records. Featuring performances at high schools and all-you-can-eat buffets, Krush Groove is an absolute blast. Promotional support provided by Sound Unseen. Read more at PERISPHERE. SUN 7:00 MON/TUE 7:00 9:00


Showings: Nov. 13 7:00, Nov. 14 7:00, 9:00, Nov. 15 7:00, 9:00

THE LAST DRAGON

(1985, 35mm, 109m) dir Michael Schultz w/Taimak, Vanity, Julius Carry. Tasked by his kung fu master to find “the glow,” Bruce Leroy (Taimak) has sworn not to fight. But corporate bigwigs have teamed up with Sho-Nuff (Carry), the Shogun of Harlem, to endanger a beautiful VJ (Vanity) and take over the neighborhood. A classic Black […]


Showings: Nov. 20 8:00, Nov. 21 7:00, 9:15, Nov. 22 7:00, 9:15

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