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Film

Buck and the Preacher

 
 
Sat, Aug 4, 2012
  • 2PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 102min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12
MEMBERS: $7
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Sidney Poitier

With Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee

Adopting names like Clint Eastwood, Josey Wales, Lee Van Cleef, and the Lone Ranger and producing tunes like “Django Shoots First,” reggae DJs have taken the western very seriously. As a tribute to DJ I-Roy, possibly the most eloquent DJ of the 70s, this series presents his favorite film (and the subject of an eponymous song), Buck and the Preacher. An antebellum black western starring Poitier (also making his directorial debut) as Buck and Belafonte as the charlatan priest, the film follows the two men as they lead a wagon train of newly freed slaves to frontier exodus. If any western could be deemed Rasta, this is it!