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Film Geeks Presents: DOLEMITE

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For 2021 Film Geeks SD is turning to the wildly diverse American Genre Film Archive for a year of virtual film screenings and discussions. We have broken down the year into four themed quarters: First Films, Cult, Horror and Classic Hollywood. Each month a film becomes available on a Wednesday and then there is a Zoom discussion the following Sunday at 3:30pm. We are working on lining up the guests for the discussions and more information will be coming.


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Film Geeks Presents: DOLEMITE (D’Urville Martin, USA, 1975, Vinegar Syndrome + Xenon Pictures, Cult)

Dates: Feb. 17 (Film Becomes Available); Feb. 21, 3:30PM (Discussion)

Category: First Films

BONUS BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING with scheduled intro by David F. Walker to discuss the complex role of Blaxploitation

A lasting testament to both rap pioneer / nightclub comic par excellence Rudy Ray Moore and the sun-bleached, smog-covered vistas of ‘70s L.A., DOLEMITE remains one of blaxploitation’s greatest achievements.

 

When Rudy first took his Chitlin’ Circuit act to the silver screen, few outside black neighborhoods noticed at first — but DOLEMITE was a box office smash. His films were cheap, quickly made and technically disastrous, but they have something Hollywood could never buy: a one-of-a-kind underground comedic persona. Here, Rudy plays the greatest pimp of them all; after two years in prison on trumped-up charges, Dolemite’s back on the street and ready to settle scores (“I’ve got an all-girl army that knows what to do! They’re foxy as hell and practice kung fu!”)

 

Moore’s homespun poetry will ring in your head for days, and the image of his schlubby figure executing lazy karate kicks will bring smiles to your entire audience’s faces. DOLEMITE’s original success paved the way for his three subsequent trash-terpieces (also available via AGFA): THE HUMAN TORNADO, DISCO GODFATHER and PETEY WHEATSTRAW, THE DEVIL’S SON-IN-LAW!

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Series schedule:

First Films

Available 1/27; Discussion 3:30 1/31 – Caged Heat (Jonathan Demme)

Available 2/3; Discussion 3:30 2/7 – Smithereens (Susan Seidelman)

Available 2/17; Discussion 3:30 2/21 – Dolemite (D’Urville Martin) BONUS BLACK HISTORY MONTH SCREENING with intro by David F. Walker to discuss the complex role of Blaxploitation

Available 3/3; Discussion 3:30 3/7 – Spirits of the Air, Gremlins of the Clouds (Alex Proyas)

 

Cult

Available 3/31; Discussion 3:30 4/4 – Bubba Ho-Tep

Available 5/12; Discussion 3:30 5/16 – ReAnimator (with a Re-Animator The Musical Reunion for Zoom discussion)

Available 6/2; Discussion 3:30 6/6 – Nude on the Moon

 

Horror

Available 6/30; Discussion 3:30 7/4 – The Addiction

Available 8/4; Discussion 3:30 8/8 – Piranha

Available 9/8; Discussion 3:30 9/12 – Centipede Horror (thank you brave souls for voting this one in!)

 

Classic Hollywood

Available 10/6; Discussion 3:30 10/10 – I Married a Witch

Available 11/3; Discussion 3:30 11/7 – Stagecoach

Available 12/1; Discussion 3:30 12/5 – To Be or Not To Be (Lubitsch version)

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