24-HOUR FILMFEAST – Hard Lessons for Youth

24-Hour Filmfeast Hard Lessons for Youth

Saturday, 17 @ 12-Noon

Clarence Muse Café Theatre

$5 – Screening and Talk 

Three timeless and rarely seen films of the 1970s and 90s are at the heart of the African American race struggle, teenage conflict, crime, drugs and high-school drop out in American urban life. Following the screening of the last film, several students in a panel discussion share their views about the subject matter in the film compared to today’s youth.




“BLACK CEASAR” (1973) After being brutally assaulted by a white cop as a kid, Tommy Gibbs (era star Fred Williamson) turns to a life of crime.  Under the director of the mafia, he becomes the head of a black crime unit in Harlem. James Brown provided the sound track for this classic blaxploitation film that’s centered on a bad guy who gets his just due in the end. 87 Minutes. 1973



“CORNBREAD, EARL AND ME” (1975). Cornbread, the local hero, is a star basketball player who is about to be the first from his neighborhood to go to college on an athletic scholarship. His younger friends, Earl and Wilford (Laurence Fishburne in his first role), are faced with challenges when tragedy strikes. It’s a coming-of-age story that no one wants to be real, when an innocent kid loses his life in a senseless way, at the hand of police involvement. 95 Minutes. 1975



“JUICE” (1992) It’s a hard coming-of-age story to watch, seeing four kid friends going down the wrong path. Growing up in Harlem, they skip school, steal music from a local store and get into it with a Puerto Rican gang. Roland Bishop (Tupac’s first film role) decides two teens need to step it up a bit to gain respect and start robbing and killing. 92 Minutes. 1992


5:00pm-Filmmaker Talk Back


Mar 17 2018


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Clarence Muse Café Theatre


Clarence Muse Café Theatre
1309 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75201