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Uptight (1968)

April 24, 2018 · 7:30 pm9:00 pm · Princeton Garden Theatre

The Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and The Humanities Council's 1968/2018: Cities on the Edge series

Days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Tank Williams (Julian Mayfield) is an unemployed and itinerant steelworker who turns over his militant friend, Johnny (Max Julien) to the police for the $1,000 reward, resulting in an underground all-points bulletin to exact vengeance on the squealer. Legendary director, Jules Dassin’s unrelenting directorial pace is complemented by the driving score of Booker T. Jones. The stellar cast includes Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Frank Silvera.

Discussant
Kinohi Nishikawa (link is external), Assistant Professor of English and American Studies

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