FEATURE | United States | 100 MINUTES


Action, Thriller
The mob wants Harlem back. But they're gonna get Shaft. Richard Roundtree stars as New York City private detective John Shaft. He's cool, tough and won't back down to anybody. But when the New York Mafia wants to take over the Harlem drug trade, they kidnap local crime lord Bumpy Jonas' (Moses Gunn) daughter. Now in the middle of a war between mobsters that's ready to ignite a racial tinderbox, Jonas hires the one man tough enough to get his daughter back—John Shaft.

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Sat June 19 - 8:00 PM
Walter Gladwin Park

Bring your own blankets or chairs to relax in our socially distanced pods!

Line will be formed at Arthur Avenue and East 176th Street. Street parking will be best for this location. We may have select spots at E. 176th. 

The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, bicycles or scooters, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, matches, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

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Directed by Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks
Joel Freeman , David Golden, Roger H. Lewis, Stirling Silliphant, Ernest Tidyman
Ernest Tidyman, John D.F. Black
Urs Furrer
Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Charles Cioffi