CTVA

Super Fly

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 7:00pm

Location:
Elaine and Alan Armer Screening Room (MZ100). Doors open at 6:45pm
Cost:
Free
Screen grab from movie

Superfly poster

Wednesday Night at the Cinematheque 
ROCK THE SCREEN series

Super Fly

(d Gordon Parks, Jr., 1972, US) 91 mins. -- Rated R

 

This briskly paced and stylish film, a classic of the era, contains one of the greatest soundtracks of all time - written, produced, arranged, and performed by Curtis Mayfield. Often misinterpreted as a film that glorifies crime, it is actually the grim story of Youngblood Priest (Ron O'Neal), a flashy pusher, who realizes it’s a dead end life. Seeking a way out, he devises a plan for one final score. Mayfield’s masterful music provides thought provoking and insightful social commentary.