Mario Van Peebles Talks…NEW JACK CITY and the Road to a Gangster CLASSIC!

The American Cinematheque kicked off the ‘Perpetratin Realism: 1990’s Black Film’ Series this weekend at the Regency Westwood Village Theatre with a 35MM screening of the 1991 classic “NEW JACK CITY” introduced by, and featuring a post-screening Q&A with director/actor Mario Van Peebles.

First Look at “DOLEMITE IS MY NAME” Starring Eddie Murphy

tung by a string of showbiz failures, floundering comedian Rudy Ray Moore (Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy) has an epiphany that turns him into a word-of-mouth sensation: step onstage as someone else. Borrowing from the street mythology of 1970s Los Angeles, Moore assumes the persona of Dolemite, a pimp with a cane and an arsenal of obscene fables. However, his ambitions exceed selling bootleg records deemed too racy for mainstream radio stations to play.