UPDATE 11/9: MICHAEL JAI WHITE (aka BLACK DYNAMITE himself) AND DIRECTOR SCOTT SANDERS WILL APPEAR AT BOTH SCREENINGS!
My pals Kahlil Karn and Keith Arnold of the Oakland Underground Film Festival have asked Monica Tiki Goddess and myself to host the local premiere of the all new 70s-style blaxploitation instant cult classic BLACK DYNAMITE at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland - just around Lake Merritt from the Parkway, where Thrillville was born over 12 years ago. This will mark Thrillville's first East Bay gig since Speakeasy Theaters folded earlier this year, and this is a perfect comeback - teaming with a true Oaktown grassroots organization to present a highly faithful throwback to the funky, glorious grindhouse era of Dolemite, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Shaft, Super Fly, Slaughter, The Mack, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and Truck Turner, most of which I've shown at the Parkway. The trailer for this flick is positively outta sight - hope to see ALL you suckas Saturday, November 21 @ midnite! (NOTE: Black Dynamite also plays the Castro Theater in San Francisco the previous night, Friday, November 20 @ midnite, sans Thrillville.) Cheers.