U.S., 2009, 84 min, 35mm, Dir. Scott Sanders, Rated R, Sony Pictures


Black Dynamite

Saturday, 11/18 at 11:30 pm

"Black Dynamite blends satire, nostalgia, and cinema deconstruction into a one-of-a-kind comedy high." – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

In the 1970s, Black Dynamite, a Vietnam War veteran and former CIA officer, vows to clean up the streets of drug dealers and gangsters after his younger brother Jimmy is killed by a shady organization. Michael Jai White and his team wrote Black Dynamite in three weeks and proceeded to shoot it in twenty days on Super 16 Kodak Color Reversal film stock to imitate the look and feel of past Blaxploitation movies. The result is a film that is as funny as it is meticulous in its presentation and homage to the classic blaxploitation movies of the 1970s. Chris Hardwick, in his Nerdist Podcast, claimed the film was "one of the best comedy films I've seen in my life."


The Gables Cinema presents the best films you never saw on the big screen (or maybe you did) from late-night cult classics to foreign favorites and even summer blockbusters every Saturday at 11:30 pm. Tickets include a free popcorn and happy hour. Please note that unclaimed pre-ordered tickets will be sold to the waitline 30 mins after showtime.

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