Black Caesar

  • Mon Oct 6
    9:00 approx.*
Black Caesar

*Double-Feature! follows Superfly One admission covers both shows!

director:
Larry Cohen
cast:
Fred Williamson, D’Urville Martin

Also know as The Godfather of Harlem, this Blaxploitation classic features James Brown’s ‘Ain’t It Cool to Be Boss’. “The film has a foot in two worlds; part of a genre in the making that pits predominantly black characters against white villains, it also harks back to the gangster films of the Thirties and Forties. If the title Black Caesar is reminiscent of another film about a gangland rise to power Little Caesar, it’s no accident.” (Barbara Scharres, Film Center of the Art Institute of Chicago)

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format
DVD color
runtime
1 hour 36 minutes
release year/country
1973 USA