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U of M Library Will Host Blaxploitation Poster Show February 13th

For release: January 31, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

The University of Memphis will host “The Blaxploitation Poster Show” Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 226. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Keith Corson, adjunct faculty member in the U of M’s College of Communication and Fine Arts, will present an hour-long exploration of the film cycle (1971-1976) that places the Blaxploitation era in a historical, political, aesthetic and economic context.

Corson will discuss more than 100 titles, including Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), The Black Gestapo (1975), Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976) and Black Shampoo (1976). He earned a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University.

For more information, contact Jennifer Schnabel at jschnbel@memphis.edu.
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