The Astor gets its cool on this November with the smoothest of smooth double bills featuring two classic blaxploitation films from the 70s.
SHAFT (1971) – He’s the cat that won’t drop out when there’s danger all about. John Shaft is the ultimate in suave private detectives. Cool, calm and collected, John Shaft has no prejudices – He’ll kill anyone – black or white. He first finds himself up against Bumpy, the leader of the black crime mob, then against black nationals, and finally working with both against the white mafia who are trying to blackmail Bumpy by kidnapping his daughter.
SUPERFLY (1972) – Super Fly is a cocaine dealer who begins to realize that his life will soon end with either prison or his death. He decides to build an escape from the life by making his biggest deal yet, converting the coke to cash and running off to start a new life. The problem is that The Mob does not have a retirement plan and will give him a choice of staying and selling for them or dying if they find out his intentions.
Wednesday 5 December 2018 at 7:30PM
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St, St Kilda VIC 3182