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Dryden presents Black Dynamite Jan. 2 & 3

Film is hilarious spoof of 1970s blaxploitation and low-budget movies

Rochester, N.Y., December 17, 2009—The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House presents a Rochester exclusive screening of Black Dynamite, a gut-busting spoof of 1970s blaxploitation movies, and low-budget movies in general. The film has been heralded as one of the funniest movies of 2009.

Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders, US 2009, 90 min.) explodes on the Dryden Theatre screen at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3. The title character and hero (Michael Jai White) is a superspy, super lover, and all-around man of action looking to find out who’s behind the criminal syndicate that killed his brother and flooded his neighborhood with heroin and malt liquor. His quest leads him directly to the “Honky House” in Washington.

Los Angeles Times called Black Dynamite, “An enjoyable celebratory ode to a fiercely entertaining counterculture-inspired genre,” and The New York Post noted, “A cheerfully affectionate if fit fully amusing spoof of '70s blaxploitation movies, Scott SandersBlack Dynamite painstakingly nails the cheesy look, music and martial arts moves of the originals.” 

According to New York Daily News, “The details are perfect, from the particle-board sets to the porn-ready score. (And dig those polyester suits.), while The Seattle Times stated, “See this one with a crowd.”

Admission to each screening is $7 general admission/$5 students and members. For more information, please visit dryden.eastmanhouse.org or call (585) 271-3361.