Hollywood Theater


Coffy with Pam Grier

Series: Portland Black Film Festival

The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival welcomes guest of honor Pam Grier, in attendance for Jack Hill's 1973 classic film COFFY, followed by a Q&A with Ms. Grier!

Pam Grier originally became known in the early 1970s for starring in a string of blaxploitation films, including COFFY, FOXY BROWN, and SHEBA BABY. She returned to prominence in 1997, starring in Quentin Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Ms. Grier is also known for her role of Kate "Kit" Porter on six seasons of the television series "The L Word" and for her powerful autobiography "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts."

COFFY (1973): 35mm print! Coffy (Pam Grier) leads a double life. During the day, she works as a caring nurse. At night, she's a one-woman avenging hit squad on a personal vendetta, tracking down the drug pushers who hooked her younger sister on drugs. As she climbs the ladder from street dealers to crooked politicians, she meets a police detective who also is also leading a double life.

The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.


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