February 29, 2020 8:00pm
In a special blend of film and music, Apollo presents a screening of the original 1971 Gordon Parks film Shaft, with Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber in concert. Greg Tate, cultural critic and the founder/conductor of Burnt Sugar, leads a live performance that showcases the funk and sensuality of Isaac Hayes’ Academy Award-winning score. The title song, “Theme from Shaft,” easily ranks among the most memorable feature film themes of our time. It shot to #1 on the Billboard Top 40, and also won a Grammy Award for “Best Original Song.”
Shaft marked a milestone in Hollywood with a Black American director at the film’s helm, and the main character acting as a heroic Black detective taking on the mob and corrupt police force.
In true Harlem style, come dressed to impress in your best Black Power-inspired fashion. Celebrate Shaft and the host of 70s films that captured the style that continues to influence the fashion of today.
This film is rated R. Suitable for ages 17 +.
Tickets start at $29
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