Screening: Cleopatra Jones

Thu, May 30, 2013 at 7pm

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Join us for a discussion and screening of Jack Starrett's Cleopatra Jones, a Blaxploitation film starring Tamara Dobson. The film reflexively deals with themes of feminism, sexuality, race, and pop culture during a transitional time in the 1970’s, a social climate that witnessed the rise of both second-wave feminism and the Black Power movement. In this film, Dobson takes the role of the first black superheroine in the genre — a striking, fierce and fashion- conscious spy who travels the world on a mission to cut off illicit supplies at their source. This screening will also feature an introduction and discussion with a guest scholar. Visit for updates.

Henry Art Gallery

15th Ave NE and NE 41st
Seattle, WA 98195

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