Tuesday, July 14, 2009

$2 Classics

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater has introduced a new film series called $2 Classics.

The admission price of $2 includes a mixer before the film, with concessions, music by DJ Omar-Abdul, and film admission. With DJ, host, and audience permitted, even encouraged, to talk back to the screen, this is a film project sure to liven up your summer!

Be sure to mark your calendar for July 21, to see a very young Laurence Fishburne make his film debut in Cornbread, Earl and Me (see left). The film is about an ambitious basketball player on his way to being the first in his community to attend college, when police mistake “Cornbread” as a criminal. The results impact his family and the whole community. Mixer starts at 6:30 p.m., with the screening at 8:00 p.m.

Last in the series of $2 Classics Film Series is Coffy on August 11, which stars Pam Grier in her first leading role, as a nurse fed up with the narcotics that have penetrated the inner city. A classic blaxploitation film - this is one you can’t miss! Mixer at 6:30 p.m., screening at 8:00 p.m.

$2 Classics Film Series presented by the Kelly Strayhorn Theater aims to shape a new cannon of classic American cinema and provide entertainment for a diverse audience at a low cost. For only $2, come mingle, dance, and see great films of the 1970s.

Contact: Janera Solomon, Executive Director, 412-363-3000 ext. 101; or visit www.kelly-strayhorn.org.

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