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StreetFight Is That Cinematic Crack…

I pride myself on putting you dudes on to that real shit. Some of you kids can’t handle the truth, but for those of you that can fuck with hardbody ‘hood movies I need you to peep this joint called ‘Coonskin’. You might be able to come up on it under the title ‘StreetFight’. The movie was made by this sick fucking genius named Ralph Bakshi. Sonn has made a gang of animated feature films and he keeps his shit raw and subversive. Have you ever heard of ‘Fritz the Cat’ or ‘Heavy Traffic’?Ralph Bakshi made this film ‘Coonskin’ during the height of the blaxploitation era. It goes in hard on the trinity of forces that keep the ghetto dwellers poor and addicted to drugs. The film shits on the mafia for distributing the drugs, the police, for being the enforcers to the mafia and the Black church which runs all kinds of other rackets in the ‘hood. Mostly the Jesus racket. ‘Coonskin’ is so fucking hardbody that white called in Al Sharpton to raise a ruckus and boycott the film screenings. The film stars Philip Michael Thomas as a convict who is attempting to break out of jail. Barry White plays his best friend who is breaking him out and busting caps in police on the way in and out.This film gets in your brain quicker than an eight ball of Bolivian fishscale. White was shook to death from this movie because it described the Black man taking charge of his community and his own destiny. Even though most of the film is animated it was still realer than anything else that you will ever see on a movie screen. Realer than ‘American Gangster’ homey. I give mad props to Ralph Bakshi for making this movie because this is the type of shit to get you in trouble with white when you start showing Blacks how to view their communities and empower themselves.If you are in the New York City area today, Saturday April 19th, then I strongly suggest you make your way to the Anthology Film Archives on Second Avenue in Manhattan. Ralph Bakshi will screen ‘Coonskin’ himself along with ‘Heavy Traffic’. Both films are street classics that you need to know about. Especially ‘Coonskin’ which is part of my top 5 G.O.A.T. films along with ‘BladeRunner’, ‘Star Wars Ep 5′, ‘Ninja Scroll’ and ‘Clockers’. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed with this flick.Saturday, April 19thAnthology Film Archives32 2nd Avenue, NYC7:00 PM Heavy Traffic9:00 PM StreetFight a/k/a Coonskin (on a restored 35mm print)Tickets $8 at the door, good for one or both features

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