Foxy: The Complete Pam Grier Mar 15 – Mar 18

Foxy: The Complete Pam Grier
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With a personal, commanding, infectious charisma combined with an exquisite organic beauty, Pam Grier beamed off the movie screen with the intensity of a high powered searchlight in the Los Angeles night sky. The Film Society is delighted to welcome this iconic leading lady, who made such a delectable mark during one of the most adventurous eras of American mainstream cinema. Grier will be in person at screenings throughout the weekend! Series programmed by Josh Strauss.

Pam Grier

Pam Grier will be signing her book Foxy My Life in Three Acts ($40) on Saturday March 16 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Furman Gallery.

In This Series

Above the Law

Above the Law

Andrew Davis | 1988 | 35mm | 99 mins

Detective and martial arts pro Nico (Steven Segal) and his new partner, the soon-to-leave-the-force Delores "Jacks" Jackson (Grier), put themselves at risk by investigating a Chicago drug ring.

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The Big Bird Cage

The Big Bird Cage

Jack Hill | 1972 | 35mm | 88 mins

Pam Grier in person!

Grier plays Blossom, the rough-and-ready girlfriend of a radical guerrilla leader, who infiltrates a women’s prison and teams with another new inmate to stage an explosive breakout.

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Black Mama, White Mama

Black Mama, White Mama

Eddie Romero | 1973 | 35mm | 87 mins

From a script co-written by Jonathan Demme, Grier and Margaret Markov play two escapees from a Manila prison that disguise themselves as nuns, encountering dangerous situations under the brutal tropical sun.

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Bucktown

Bucktown

Arthur Marks | 1975 | 35mm | 94 mins

After reopening his dead brother’s nightclub, Duke (Fred Williamson) and girlfriend Aretha (Grier) do battle with the corrupt local police department with the help of Duke’s group of strong men.

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Coffy

Coffy

Jack Hill | 1973 | 35mm | 91 mins

Pam Grier in person for a pre-screening conversation with Warrington Hudlin!

When her younger sister gets hooked on drugs, nurse "Coffy" Coffin (Grier) goes vigilante on LA’s drug underworld and mob bosses, posing as an African American bombshell in need of a fix.

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A Conversation with Pam Grier

A Conversation with Pam Grier

| 60 mins

Pam Grier will take the stage to discuss her storied career, illustrated by clips from some of her most audacious and unforgettable performances.

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Escape from L.A.

Escape from L.A.

John Carpenter | 1996 | 35mm | 101 mins

Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) embarks on a violent, beat-the-clock escapade in post-”The Big One” Los Angeles in John Carpenter’s follow-up to Escape From New York.

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Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown

Jack Hill | 1974 | 35mm | 94 mins

Pam Grier in person at Sunday's screening!

When her government-agent boyfriend is shot down by members of a drug syndicate, Foxy Brown (Grier) must pose as a prostitute and infiltrate a corrupt “modeling agency” to seek revenge.

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Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

Michael Schultz | 1977 | Digibeta | 96 mins

Pam Grier in person!

Loosely based on the life story of the first African American stock car racing champ, this seldom seen comedy stars Richard Pryor as Wendell Scott, who hones his craft transporting moonshine in the backwoods of Virginia.

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Jackie Brown

Jackie Brown

Quentin Tarantino | 1997 | 35mm | 154 mins

Pam Grier in person for a pre-screening conversation with Simon Doonan!

Flight Attendant Jackie Brown (Grier) smuggles money from Mexico to the United States for Ordell Robbie, a black market gunrunner, under the A.T.F’s close watch.

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Scream, Blacula, Scream

Scream, Blacula, Scream

Bob Kelljan | 1973 | 35mm | 96 mins

Pam Grier in person!

In this sequel, Prince Mamuwalde (William Marshall) is resurrected by the vengeful son of a dying voodoo queen, angry at being passed over in favor of the queen’s adopted apprentice Lisa (Grier).

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Sheba, Baby

Sheba, Baby

William Girdler | 1975 | 35mm | 90 mins

Pam Grier in person!

Sheba (Grier) returns to her hometown of Louisville, KY, to confront thugs who are trying to intimidate her father into dissolving or handing over his family business.

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