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Sat, Apr 29




This Black to the Future screening features a classic Black American Western by Mario Van Peebles

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Apr 29, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Cinemapolis, 120 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

About this event

Posse (1993, rated R) is an American Western directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ostracized white soldier who are all betrayed by a corrupt colonel. 

Posse was the first film to be released by Gramercy Pictures. The director’s father, Melvin Van Peebles, recorded a new song, “Cruel Jim Crow,” for the soundtrack.

This event is part of the Black to the Future Film Festival, which is supported by the Park Foundation, the Learning Farm, Khuba International, CAN Cooperative Media, Tompkins Community Bank, and individual donations. This program is also made possible in part with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants program from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the office of the Governor and NYS Legislature, administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County.

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