Repressed Cinema presents Putney Swope . This event is part of the Portland Black Film Festival .
Putney Swope (1969) Directed by Robert Downey Sr, this is a dark satire where the token black employee at an advertising firm is accidentally put in charge. He renames the company "Truth and Soul" , replaces the white employees with his militant brothers, and becomes a "threat" to national security.
The Portland Black Film Festival is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.