• Three the Hard Way
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    Beyond Blaxploitation - Bey...

    Three the Hard Way

    Beyond Blaxploitation - Beyond Blaxploitation

    Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. • 1974 • United States
    Starring Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly

    Gordon Parks Jr.’s follow-up to his blockbuster SUPER FLY casts Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly as a trio of tough-guy heroes who must stop a secret white-supremacist organization that pl...

  • Shaft’s Big Score!

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1972 • United States
    Starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown

    Richard Roundtree reunites with director Gordon Parks for this sequel to their trendsetting Blaxploitation landmark SHAFT. New York City private detective John Shaft (Roundtree) gets a pred...

  • Thomasine and Bushrod
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    Beyond Blaxploitation - Bey...

    Thomasine and Bushrod

    Beyond Blaxploitation - Beyond Blaxploitation

    Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. • 1974 • United States
    Starring Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock

    Blaxploitation’s answer to BONNIE AND CLYDE follows the exploits of early-twentieth-century bounty hunter Thomasine (Vonetta McGee) and the bandit Bushrod (Max Julien), who, after they rekindle...

  • Solomon Northup’s Odyssey

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1984 • United States
    Starring Avery Brooks, Rhetta Greene, Petronia Paley

    Gordon Parks directs the original film adaptation of abolitionist Solomon Northup’s 1853 autobiography “Twelve Years a Slave,” later the basis for the Academy Award–winning drama by Steve McQueen...

  • Moments Without Proper Names

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1987 • United States

    Gordon Parks turns his camera on his own life and art in this gorgeous, elegiac essay film, in which he interweaves his photography, music, and poetry into a lyrical self-portrait of a modern-day Renaissance man. Recounting his life’s journey—from ...

  • Three the Hard Way

    1 video

    Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. • 1974 • United States
    Starring Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly

    Gordon Parks Jr.’s follow-up to his blockbuster SUPER FLY casts Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, and Jim Kelly as a trio of tough-guy heroes who must stop a secret white-supremacist organization that pl...

  • Shaft’s Big Score!

    1 video

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1972 • United States
    Starring Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown

    Richard Roundtree reunites with director Gordon Parks for this sequel to their trendsetting Blaxploitation landmark SHAFT. New York City private detective John Shaft (Roundtree) gets a pred...

  • Thomasine and Bushrod

    1 video

    Directed by Gordon Parks Jr. • 1974 • United States
    Starring Max Julien, Vonetta McGee, George Murdock

    Blaxploitation’s answer to BONNIE AND CLYDE follows the exploits of early-twentieth-century bounty hunter Thomasine (Vonetta McGee) and the bandit Bushrod (Max Julien), who, after they rekindle...

  • Solomon Northup’s Odyssey

    1 video

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1984 • United States
    Starring Avery Brooks, Rhetta Greene, Petronia Paley

    Gordon Parks directs the original film adaptation of abolitionist Solomon Northup’s 1853 autobiography “Twelve Years a Slave,” later the basis for the Academy Award–winning drama by Steve McQueen...

  • Moments Without Proper Names

    1 video

    Directed by Gordon Parks • 1987 • United States

    Gordon Parks turns his camera on his own life and art in this gorgeous, elegiac essay film, in which he interweaves his photography, music, and poetry into a lyrical self-portrait of a modern-day Renaissance man. Recounting his life’s journey—from ...

  • How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)

    Directed by Joe Angio • 2005 • United States
    Starring Marva Allen, Emanuel Azenberg, Spike Lee

    This 2005 documentary, directed by Joe Angio, traces Melvin Van Peebles’s filmmaking career from his feature directorial debut in France through his foray into the Hollywood mainstream to his revolutio...

  • How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It)

    1 video

    Directed by Joe Angio • 2005 • United States
    Starring Marva Allen, Emanuel Azenberg, Spike Lee

    This 2005 documentary, directed by Joe Angio, traces Melvin Van Peebles’s filmmaking career from his feature directorial debut in France through his foray into the Hollywood mainstream to his revolutio...

  • Justin Simien’s Adventures in Moviegoing

    1 season

    What would the world look like if Charles Burnett and Kathleen Collins were spoken of in the same terms as Fritz Lang and Stanley Kubrick? That’s the question at the heart of this edition of Adventures in Moviegoing, in which Justin Simien, the creator of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE and BAD HAIR, sits down...