Shaft • A Black History Month Celebration In Film Screening

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Shaft • A Black History Month Celebration In Film Screening
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For the past four years, the Crocker Art Museum has presented a Black History Month Celebration, which has become a major Sacramento event focused on African American history, art, and culture. In 2017, given this unique time of social change and exploration, the Crocker will collaborate with the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum, the Sacramento Public Library, and the California Film Foundation's #CineSoul African American Film Festival to present a film and discussion series examining the representation of black males on film. Join us for as we explore African American history and black perspectives on the big screen.

"Shaft" is an American blaxploitation film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1971, written by Ernest Tidyman and John D. F. Black. Directed by Gordon Parks, An action film, the plot revolves around a private detective named John Shaft who was hired by a Harlem mobster to rescue his daughter from the Italian mobsters who kidnapped her. The major themes present in "Shaft" were Black Power, race, masculinity, and sexuality, and it was filmed within the New York City borough of Manhattan, specifically in Harlem, Greenwich Village, and Times Square. "Shaft" was one of the first #blaxploitation films, and also one of the most popular, which marked a turning point for this type of film, and spawned a number of sequels and knockoffs.

(1971, Rated - R, 100 minutes)

Nonmember adults may purchase a combo ticket for the movie and #ArtMix | Big Easy.

Free for members and children 17 and younger
$5 for nonmembers
$10 for nonmember combo ticket with #ArtMix | Big Easy
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