“Who’s the black private dick
That’s a sex machine to all the chicks? (Shaft)
You’re damn right”
Memo Music Hall in St Kilda at one point was a cinema and in January it will be a cinema again with a special screening of the 1971 classic ‘Shaft’.
A digitally remastered version of Shaft will screen at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda
Shaft was one of the first ‘blaxploitation’ films. The film dealt with taboo topics at the time like Black Power, race, masculinity and sexuality.
The film starred Richard Roundtree as Shaft. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for New Star of the Year in 1972. In 2019 he reprised his role as John Shaft as the father of Samuel L. Jackson’s John Shaft.
The 1971 film featured the soundtrack scored by Isaac Hayes. Hayes was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Original Dramatic Score and Best Original Song. ‘The Theme From Shaft’ won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and Hayes became the first African American composer to win an Academy Award.
Doors Open: 7.30pm, Showtime: 8.30pm.
General Seating; $20+bf
Seat, Pot + Popcorn: $30+bf