Shaft

Showings

Capri Theater Thu, May 12, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Members:$5.00
Student:$5.00
Film Info
Programs:Luminaries Tribute
Tags:Drama
Action
Black Perspectives
Release Year:1971
Runtime:100 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Cast/Crew
Director:Gordon Parks
Executive Producer:Stirling Silliphant
Ernest Tidyman
Producer:Joel Freeman
Roger H. Lewis
Cinematographer:Urs Furrer
Screenwriter:Ernest Tidyman
John D.F. Black
Editor:Hugh A. Robertson
Composer:Isaac Hayes
J.J. Johnson
Principal Cast:Richard Roundtree
Moses Gunn
Charles Cioffi
Christopher St. John

Description

Post-film discussion featuring MSPIFF Programmer and filmmaker Craig Laurence Rice.

When a Harlem mobster’s daughter is kidnapped by the Mafosi, does he turn to the cops? Not when Shaft’s in town. Thrilling, sexy, and dangerous, Gordon Parks’ action thriller ushered in the 70s Blaxploitation genre. Richard Roundtree is magnetic as Shaft and Isaac Hayes won an Oscar for the original song.


Director Biography

Gordon Parks

When speaking of Gordon Parks, one could easily write an entire biography on his work as a pioneering Black photographer working with the New Deal government; or on his fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including The Learning Tree; or on his music, including the scores for his own movies; or on his editorial work or his oil paintings.

Photo Courtesy The Gordon Parks Foundation