by Patrick Bromley
I love blaxploitation movies. I'm not saying that to sound "woke." I'm saying that because it's true. It's always one of my favorite days of Junesploitation, so this year I thought it would be fun to program 24 hours of insane blaxploitation (not the most insane, of course; you'll notice a total lack of Black Devil Doll from Hell). There were so many titles that I couldn't include in the lineup that maybe I'll do another one of these next year. On the plus side, I was able to program three of my very favorite movies into this marathon, plus a bunch of other really cool titles and a few I've never seen before.
Happy Blaxploitation Day!
10 am - Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971, dir. Melvin Van Peebles)
Noon - Cooley High (1975, dir. Michael Schultz)
2 pm - Hell Up in Harlem (1973, dir. Larry Cohen)
3:45 pm - Boss (1975, dir. Jack Arnold)
5:15 pm - Coonskin (1975, dir. Ralph Bakshi)
7 pm - Action Jackson (1988, dir. Craig R. Baxley)
8:45 pm - Coffy (1973, dir. Jack Hill)
10:30 pm - Sugar Hill (1974, dir. Paul Maslansky)
Midnight - Welcome Home, Brother Charles (1975, dir. Jamaa Fanaka)
1:45 am - Abby (1974, dir. William Girdler)
3:15 am - Tales from the Hood (1995, dir. Rusty Cundieff)
disappointing sequel and stick with the OG. We'll get to watch the sun rise as Clarence Williams III screams "Welcome to Hell, muthafuckas!!" which is the only way I want to wake up.
5 am - Blacula (1972, dir. William Crain)
6:30 am - Black Shampoo (1976, dir. Greydon Clark)
8 am - Truck Turner (1974, dir. Jonathan Kaplan)
9:30 am - I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988, dir. Keenen Ivory Wayans)
Now let's get some sleep, sucka!