Private detective John Shaft is a bad mother–well, you know the rest–in this touchstone of the blaxploitation genre by director Gordon Parks, featuring a classic score by Isaac Hayes. Hired by a Harlem mobster to find his kidnapped daughter, Shaft will enlists the help of gangsters and African nationals to get the job done.

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Director: Gordon Parks

Country: USA

Year: 1971

Running Time: 100 minutes

Rating: R



Genres: Action, Archive Film, Black Viewpoints, Narrative Feature

Program/Section: Spotlight on Black American Cinema




7:30pm April 17   |   UNCSA Gold   |   Buy tickets