BFMM Presents, BAC in September: The Spook Who Sat by the Door
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Come on out as BLACK FOLKS MAKE MOVIES (BFMM) continues our journey through Black Film History with September’s film presentation of Sam Greenlees’s The Spook Who Sat by the Door (based on his book of the same name).
THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR, Sam Greenlee
The Spook Who Sat by the Door is a 1973 film based on the 1969 novel of the same name by Sam Greenlee. It is both a satire of the civil rights struggle in the United States of the late 1960s and a serious attempt to focus on the issue of black militancy. Dan Freeman, the titular protagonist, is enlisted in the Central Intelligence Agency’s elitist espionage program as its token black. After mastering agency tactics, however, he becomes disillusionedView more
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10 McClelland Ave. (@ Vine), Cincinnati, OH 45201