Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 251: Sun Sep 11

Greased Lightning (Schultz, 1977): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 12pm

This movie is part of the Pam Grier season at BFI Southbank. Here are details of the other 35mm screening (on September 15th) of this movie and here are the full list of films in the Grier season.

BFI introduction:
Richard Pryor and Pam Grier team up for this biopic, loosely based on the life story of Wendell Scott, the first African American NASCAR race winner and 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. In 1930s Virginia, Wendell has made a name for himself as one of the fastest drivers. After a stint in the army, he returns home, marries Mary Jones (Grier) and tries to settle down. But a brush with the law finds him returning to the track and he soon proves himself the best.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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