With it's grainy look, trumpet-blaring 70's funk
soundtrack and split screen action, BLACK
DYNAMITE playfully spoofs the blaxploitation
genre and films like SHAFT and SUPERFLY . But
rather than being a self-conscious parody, the
film pays a loving homage to the genre and all
of its trademarks.

The film's protagonist is a mustachioed
lady-killer who sets out to avenge his brother's
murder by the notorious "The Man." Armed with
a roaring .44 Magnum, agile martial-arts skills
and an artillery of one-liners, Dynamite embarks
on an action-filled ride through the mean streets
of prostitution, drugs and murder.

Much of the film's humor comes from its
playful imitation of the clumsy low-budget
aessthetic typical of the genre, which director
Scott Sanders replicates pitch-perfectly. The
shaky zoom shots, visible boom mics and
continuity errors all add to the genre-celebrating
hilarity of this meta-filmic comedy gem.
JONAS ADNER

Title
Black Dynamite
Director
Scott Sanders
Country
USA
Length
90 min
Festival
2009
Section
Twilight Zone
Language
English
Production year
2009
Cast
Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Arsenio Hall, Byron Minns, Kym Whitley
Producer
Jon Steingart, Jenny Weiner Steingart
Script
Michael Jai White, Scott Sanders, Byron Minns
Music
Adrian Younge

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