First screened in July 2014
Director: Jack Starrett. Cast: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Dan Frazer, Shelley Winters, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas, Stafford Morgan, Bill McKinney, Albert Popwell, Caro Kenyatta, Esther Rolle, Michael Warren, Jay Montgomery. Screenplay: Max Julien and Sheldon Keller. Twitter Capsule:
Filmmaking poise? Not so much. But movie and star emit plenty of personality. Zippy surface with hot rage at core.
Landmark of important genre, with unusual studio backing. Global purview of (killer) opening yields to interesting communal emphases. Diversely readable. Less sexualized than famous peers.