Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Capital Celluloid 2017 - Day 110: Fri Apr 21

Across 110th Street (Shear, 1972): Regent Street Cinema, 7.30pm

Come to the bar early at Regent Street Cinema for special drinks offers and live DJ sets from Soul Jazz Records as they continue their blaxploitation season.

Chicago Reader review:
Extremely seedy and violent, this 1972 feature by Barry Shear and cinematographer Jack Priestley makes extraordinary use of Harlem locations in telling the story of three punks who rip off $300,000 from the syndicate's numbers bank. Anthony Quinn is the beleaguered police detective with too many skeletons dangling in too many closets, and Anthony Franciosa is the mob's enforcer. Grim, and not for the weak stomached. With Yaphet Kotto, Richard Ward, and Antonio Fargas.

Don Druker

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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