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Three The Hard Way


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Gordon Parks, Jr. 1974, 89 mins. 16mm. With Jim Brown, Fred Williamson, Jim Kelly. Director Gordon Parks, Jr., son of the pioneering African-American photographer and filmmaker, followed up his 1972 hit Super Fly with this action extravaganza, uniting three of the best black tough-guy actors in the business around one absolutely wild premise, having them race against time to prevent a white fascist group from dropping a toxic agent harmful only to black people into the water supplies of Washington D.C., Detroit, and Los Angeles. PR specialist Williamson, record producer Brown, and karate expert Kelly are all recruited to save the day, and get to do so with maximum mayhem—as well as original songs courtesy of the Impressions on the soundtrack.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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