BaadAsssss Cinema

Authoritative and entertaining lowdown on the 'blaxploitation' flicks which wowed African American audiences (and others) in the early 1970s. Julien explores what made films like Shaft and Superfly exciting at the time - not least the fact that here black men could stand tall on the silver screen - how black political bodies disowned them and how boom went to bust within four short years. With contributions from Samuel L Jackson, Quentin Tarantino and many of the original film-makers, Fred Williamson, Melvin Van Peebles, Larry Cohen and Pam Grier among them.

Release details

Duration: 56 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Isaac Julien
Cast: Melvin Van Peebles
Fred Williamson
Pam Grier
Samuel L Jackson
Quentin Tarantino
Larry Cohen
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