Shaft (1971)

Everything you need to know about the protagonist of this week's movie can be found in the Academy Award-winning title song - it's Shaft! 
Join in as we discuss pioneering director Gordon Parks, the debut of Richard Roundtree, and a surprisingly positive portrayal of a gay bartender! 
Plus: How did casting a Black man as Shaft change the narrative? What do elevator operators do all day? And, most importantly, is it true that no one understands Shaft but his woman? 
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Next week: Within Our Gates (1920) - available on YouTube courtesy of the Library of Congress!


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