Seminar: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

Event Date
Thursday, August 8th
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Before the film, join us for a seminar taught by Boston Globe film critic and author of Black Caesars and Foxy Cleopatras: A History of Blaxploitation Cinema Odie Henderson!

A year before the infamous NY Daily News headline Ford to City: Drop Dead, Walter Matthau starred in the greatest New York City movie ever made. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a gritty tour of a city descending into bankruptcy--and not just because Robert Shaw and his cronies are holding an MTA subway train for $1 million ransom. Odie Henderson brings his firsthand experiences of 1970s NYC to the Coolidge to discuss a classic crime film with one hell of an ending. Gesundheit.

About Odie Henderson

Odie Henderson is The Boston Globe's film critic and the author of Black Caesars and Foxy Cleopatras: A History of Blaxploitation Cinema. A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he loves film noir, musicals, Blaxploitation, bad art, and good trash.

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Pre-film seminar from Boston Globe film critic and author Odie Henderson!

Thu 8/08

Before this train reaches the next station it will become the scene of the most spectacular hijack ever attempted.

Thu 8/08