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Fox Style, “A Positive Black Film” (1973)
Source: Wrong Side of the Art!

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Fox Style, “A Positive Black Film” (1973)

Source: Wrong Side of the Art!

Stud Brown, aka Dynamite Brothers (1974)
Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Stud Brown, aka Dynamite Brothers (1974)

Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, movie poster (1975)
Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold, movie poster (1975)

Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Trouble Man, movie poster (1972)
Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Trouble Man, movie poster (1972)

Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Willie Dynamite, movie poster (1974)
Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Willie Dynamite, movie poster (1974)

Source: Wrong Side of the Art

Roy Ayers, Coffy soundtrack, LP cover
Source: Stephen Kroninger

Roy Ayers, Coffy soundtrack, LP cover

Source: Stephen Kroninger

Across 110th Street, movie poster (1972)
I watched this movie again last night. Although originally pegged as a blaxploitation movie, it’s really just a gritty, urban crime film, with some great acting by Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Quinn, and a super supporting cast (Antonio Fargas, Tony Franciosa, and especially Paul Benjamin).

Across 110th Street, movie poster (1972)

I watched this movie again last night. Although originally pegged as a blaxploitation movie, it’s really just a gritty, urban crime film, with some great acting by Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Quinn, and a super supporting cast (Antonio Fargas, Tony Franciosa, and especially Paul Benjamin).