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Foxy Brown

Thu, Nov 11
7:45 pm MUSIC

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Presented by Poster House as part of their exhibition "You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits," with an intro by Adam Howard and a live musical preshow by Morricone Youth

Director: Jack Hill Run Time: 92 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1974

Starring: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

The lovely Pam Grier plays Foxy Brown (aka “a whole lotta woman”), a sexy bad ass who takes on a job as a high-class prostitute to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend. But it’s not even that straight-forward. He dead boyfriend was a governmental agent and those gangsters? Why, they’re a perverted and kinky couple. She also saves a drug addicted woman along the way. Violent and sexual (oh yes, there’s castration), Foxy Brown is a staple in the blaxploitation genre.

Live music preshow starts at 7:15 and the film rolls at 7:45

Poster House is the first and only museum in the United States dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters. Through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, and educational events, Poster House explores the enormous impact of posters on society and culture, and how they have been adapted to contemporary use.

You Won’t Bleed Me: How Blaxploitation Posters Defined Cool & Delivered Profits honors the impact of Blaxploitation and its contemporary resonance. For years, the term “Blaxploitation” has been used derisively to dismiss or caricature a bygone era of low-budget Black cinema—but it was and is so much more. It was its own genre—one that provided a rare opportunity for Black men and women to be heroic, strong, cool, sexy, and, most importantly, to win on the big screen after decades with either little or demeaning representation. Struggling major studios in the 1970s also relied on these films to stay afloat, and they found mainstream success thanks to their charismatic stars and unforgettable soundtracks.

Adam Howard is a Senior Associate Producer at the Full Frontal with Samantha Bee show. He is also a co-creator and Executive Producer of the Full Release with Samantha Bee podcast. Prior to his career in late night comedy, he spent several years as a journalist, writing about pop culture and politics for The Daily Beast, Playboy, NBC News, and The Nation.

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