Wyrd War welcomes action hero maverick Fred “The Hammer” Williamson to
the Hollywood Theatre for a rare 35mm screening of his ass kicking pièce
de résistance Black Caesar (1973)!
Discerning genre enthusiasts
have come to adore Fred Williamson’s bold screen persona as a thundering
reverberation of Sidney Poitier’s iconic smack to the face of American
racism… except “The Hammer” strikes with clenched fists! His gritty
breakout hit BLACK CAESAR, a remake of LITTLE CAESAR (1931), directed by
exploitation auteur Larry Cohen, reimagines the pathologically
ambitious hoodlum archetype as a swaggering criminal who hustles his
way up the food chain, wages war on the Mob, and builds a precarious
empire of dirty money, bloody revenge, and very bad karma. Boasting an
electrifying score by James Brown, BLACK CAESAR is a high-water mark in
the cannon of so-called Blaxploitation films that dominated grindhouses
throughout the '70s. Spend the night with... the Godfather of Harlem!
Autograph signing starting at 6:30pm (autographs are $20, cash only). Film at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A.
No passes accepted for this special event.