By: BUTTERS, JR., GERALD R.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2015.:
Seller ID: 84571X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
Racial politics and capitalism found a way to blend together in 1970s Chicago in the form of movie theaters targeted specifically toward African Americans. In From Sweetback to Super Fly, Gerald Buttersexamines the movie theaters in Chicago's Loop that became, as he describes them, "black spaces" during the early 1970s with theater managers making an effort to gear their showings toward the African American community by using black-themed and blaxploitation films. Butters covers the wide range of issues that influenced the theaters, from changing racial patterns to the increasingly dec... View More...