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U.S., 1972
Directed by Gordon Parks Jr.
Starring Ron O’Neal, Carl Lee, Sheila Frazier
Music by Curtis Mayfield
Approx. 96 min. 35mm.

Coke-blowing Harlem pusher Priest has fine vines, a mean haul and a pair of foxes, but he wants to split from the life. Ron O’Neal stars as one of the era’s most unforgettable icons and the ultimate in early 70s fashion statements. Music by Curtis Mayfield.

With support from The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund.


“Gordon Parks Jr. was one of the greatest casualties of the collapse of Blaxploitation cinema, a director with a distinctive, tightly packed visual style and a remarkably bitter vision for this supposedly escapist genre.”
– Dave Kehr

“Its gut pleasures are real, and there are a lot of them.”
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

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