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Right On!

Herbert Danska
1970 • USA • 75’

Billed as ‘a conspiracy of ritual, street theatre, soul music, and cinema’, Right On! is a pioneering performance film, a compelling record of radical Black sentiment in 1960s America, and a precursor of the hip-hop revolution in musical culture. It features the original Last Poets—Gylan Kain, David Nelson, and Felipe Luciano—and was shot guerrilla-style on the streets and rooftops of lower Manhattan. It was described by its producer as ‘the first totally black film’, making ‘no concession in language and symbolism to white audiences’.

7 FEV / 21:30 / 84’
Culturgest
Screened with
Picnic Free
Kevin Jerome Everson

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