For release: January 31, 2013
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843
The University of Memphis will host “The Blaxploitation Poster Show” Wednesday, Feb.
13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ned R. McWherter Library, Room 226. The event is free and
open to the public.
Dr. Keith Corson, adjunct faculty member in the U of M’s College of Communication
and Fine Arts, will present an hour-long exploration of the film cycle (1971-1976)
that places the Blaxploitation era in a historical, political, aesthetic and economic
Corson will discuss more than 100 titles, including Shaft’s Big Score! (1972), The Black Gestapo (1975), Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976) and Black Shampoo (1976). He earned a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University.
For more information, contact Jennifer Schnabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.