The Spook Who Sat By the Door | Colony Theater | Special Events | Indy Week
This is a past event.
spook.jpg

The Spook Who Sat By the Door 

When: Wed., Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $5.50
cinemaoverdrive.net

Don't be scared off by the title: This is an exploitation film that actually got a fair amount of critical acclaim back in 1973. Based on a novel by Sam Greenlee, it's the tale of Dan Freeman (Lawrence Cook), who is hired as the token African-American for the CIA; he later resigns from the agency and uses his experience to train an army of black nationalists. Needless to say, United Artists was a wee bit skittish about the resulting film, and it was hard to come by for years until it was released on DVD in 2004. One can only wonder if Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder had this in mind when he conceived his militant Huey Freeman. Find out what the fuss was about when The Spook Who Sat By the Door (look, the title's still not as offensive as the classic blaxploitation Western we're only comfortable referring to as Boss N-Word) screens at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $5.50, and there'll be classic trailers and original art prints for sale with the film. Did we mention it also has music by Herbie Hancock? —Zack Smith

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation