Tag Archives: Blaxploitation

40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 6 – 1975

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1975 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history.

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Uncut Funk By Josiah Howard

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“Bad, Black and Bountiful: The Museum Of UnCut Funk Looks Back at the Blaxploitation Film Genre”. At one time the images were omnipresent: on TV, in movies, on billboards and in magazines. Young African-American men and women in anti establishment starring film roles, wearing bell-bottoms, platforms and Afro hairstyles, and determined to get even—or “get over.” The time was the early 1970s, and the film genre was Blaxploitation—action oriented pictures that, for the most part, told stories culled from America’s crime-ridden inner-cities.

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The Bernie Casey Chronicles

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I fell in love with Bernie Casey when I saw the film Cleopatra Jones. I have been a fan every since. I hope you will enjoy our tribute to Bernie and his contributions to the film industry.

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What’s Happening At The Museum?

What’s Happening At The Museum?

We are busy getting our traveling exhibitions booked in museums around the country. There are more exhibitions to come, so stay tuned! 202,437 people have seen one of our funky traveling exhibitions to date!!!

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The Fred Williamson Movie Poster Exhibition

Fred Williamson Movie Poster Exhibition

Fred Williamson Movie Poster Exhibition

Honoring The Hammer.

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SuperFly The Musical

SuperFly The Musical

According to Tommy Mottola of The Mottola Group (the producers) it looks like SuperFly The Musical is finally coming to broadway.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 4 – 1973

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1973 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Ganja and Hess, Heavy Traffic and The Black Bunch.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 3 – 1972

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1972 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of A Place Called Today, Fritz The Cat, Is The Father Black Enough and The Limit.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 2 – 1971

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1971 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, with the exception of Black Chariot.

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40th Anniversary of Blaxploitation Vol. 1 – 1970

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Celebrating the 40th anniversaries of Blaxploitation films and films that starred Black actors during the Blaxploitation film genre. These films were released from January 1 – December 31, 1970 during the “Greatest Decade Ever” in Black cinematic history. Most of these movie posters are in the collection of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, except Ghetto Freaks and The McMasters.

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Django UnChained – The Comic Book

Django UnChained – The Comic Book

I’m a big Quentin Tarantino fan and have been for years. Why? Because he loves Blaxploitation, he gets it and like the Museum Of UnCut Funk he pays homage to it…through his films. I saw Django Unchained and I loved it. It was a funny, brutal love story that happened to have slavery as a back drop. I haven’t seen the original but I plan to.

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The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

The Panthers Protested Blaxploitation?

I learned something new about the Blaxploitation movement, that in addition to the NAACP, the Black Panthers at some point also started to protest this genre of film. Seems like they had more of a love / hate relationship with Blaxploitation.

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‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

‘Trouble Man’ At 40: A Classic, But Where’s Its Cult?

The Museum of UnCut Funk thanks jimi izrael for allowing us to use an excerpt from his current article on the 40th anniversary of Trouble Man.

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Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Looking back at ‘Blaxploitation’ films by Stephen Whitty

Stephen Whitty is a writer for The Star Ledger, the largest newspaper in New Jersey. Stephen has agreed to allow the Museum Of UnCut Funk to reprint a excerpt from his article.

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The Walking Dead 1970’s Style

The Walking Dead 1970’s Style

The Museum Of UnCut Funk is a big fan of comic book artist Jim Rugg. I introduced myself to Jim several years ago when he published his Afrodisiac graphic novel. When I found out about his latest endeavor, The Walking Dead Ghost Variant, I purchased a copy for the Museum collection and contacted Jim to ask him if I could include it in our Aesthetic Grooves blog. The article below was reprinted with the consent of Jim Rugg.

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Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Josiah Howard

Sista ToFunky’s Interview With Josiah Howard

The blaxploitation film era of the 1970s was one of the coolest and hippest times in cinematic history. These films were made with low budgets for Black audiences and represented what was going on in the “hood”. At the time these films may have offended some but they had a huge impact on many others and Black culture as a whole. A number of these films were some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters of the time.

The Museum Of UnCut Funk loves blaxploitation so much that we had to interview Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide. This book is in our funky library! So sit back as we take a ride with Josiah’s as he talks about his love of the greatest period in cinematic history.

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Happy Halloween Museum Of UnCut Funk Style

Happy Halloween Museum Of UnCut Funk Style

In honor of the 2012 Halloween season that wasn’t, due to Hurricane Sandy, the Museum of UnCut Funk has selected some Blaxploitation Horror flix trailers for your viewing pleasure. I will admit some of these movies and trailers are hard to watch. None the less, they are true Blaxploitation classics.

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Sista ToFunky Speaks About Blaxploitation

A couple of months ago, the crew from the Collector’s Quest website became the first people to actually visit the offices of The Museum Of UnCut Funk, interview me and see our collection.

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New York Comic Con 2012

New York Comic Con 2012

Although I had a press pass and was on a mission to throughly cover this annual event, I took some time out to share the Comic Con experience with my sister. This was her first trip to Comic Con and we had a great time. It was a bit overwhelming for her and my feet, as after a couple of hours they felt like they couldn’t move another inch. But in the end it was truly worth it, as she enjoyed herself and spent as much money money as she could.

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Afroella

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I met these cats at the New York Comic Con. When I heard them talk about their love for Blaxploitation and how their character was based on the film genre, I knew I had to include them in Aesthetic Grooves.

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