“Hotter than Bond. Cooler than Bullitt”
Gorilla and RAD Screenings welcome world-renowned DJ, Norman Jay MBE to Manchester this November for a special screening of Gordon Parks’ classic blacksploitation film, Shaft.
The film will be showing as part of BFI’s Black Star season, which celebrates the range, versatility and power of black actors and includes events across the country — and there are few more iconic black performances than that of Richard Roundtree as the titular, ultracool private eye in Parks’ film.
Jay will be on hand to introduce the film, and then, after you have enjoyed it’s heady mix of New York noir and straight-up seventies shoot-em-up, he’ll continue the celebration of black film with a Q&A chaired by Dave Haslam, followed by a DJ set in the main bar. Expect a sonic history of blacksploitation cinema with tracks from the likes of Shaft, Shaft in Africa, In The Heat of the Night, Across 110th Street, Slaughters Big Rip-Off and many more.