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August 5-7 at the Trylon

The son of Cameroonian royalty, Kotto was raised in the Bronx by his grandmother. Acclaimed on stage and screen, he spurned typecasting and took only the meatiest and most complicated roles. These cop films from the ’70s showcase Kotto’s brilliant performances and highlight the role of the individual in a corrupt system.

ACROSS 110th STREET

(1972, 35mm, 102m) dir Barry Shear w/Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Franciosa. When two small-time crooks knock off the mob for $30K, the case is assigned to the hard-bitten Mattelli (Quinn) and idealist Lt. Pope (Kotto), who must solve it before a gang war rips Harlem to shreds. A searing critique of police corruption and […]


Showings: Aug. 5 7:00, Aug. 6 9:15, Aug. 7 3:00

REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER 

(1975, 35mm, 112m) dir Milton Katselas w/Yaphet Kotto, Michael Moriarty, Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo. An undercover officer (Blakely) is found dead, murdered by a rookie policeman (Moriarty) in the apartment of a drug kingpin. This gripping police procedural follows veteran Detective Blackstone (Kotto) as the events unfold. FRI 9:15 SAT 7:00 SUN 5:15   Promotional […]


Showings: Aug. 5 9:15, Aug. 6 7:00, Aug. 7 5:15

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