with dir Jeff Kanew, internet archivist Bri Malandro, and Black Rodeo Riders Sammy Phillips, Freddy Gordon, and Lucretia Kerley
In 1972 Harlem a Black Rodeo show rides into Randall's Island, NY to perform in front of a large crowd of enthralled spectators. This critically acclaimed documentary captures that show, as well as one-on-one interviews with the rodeo performers themselves and various members of the audience. Muhammad Ali himself is also on hand, clowning his ways around the crowd and the cowboys, having a great time with all. The film also features an extended discussion by actor Woody Strode (Spartacus, John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge) about the long-suppressed history of the Black Cowboy. Black Rodeo from Jeff Kanew (Revenge of the Nerds) received critical acclaim in 1972 but has been rarely seen until now.
Film followed by panel with dir. Jeff Kanew, internet archivist Bri Malando, and Black Rodeo Riders Sammy Phillips, Freddy Gordon, and Lucretia Kerley.
|United States, 1972
|Muhammad Ali, Woody Strode
|87 MINS, 0 SECS
|Film, Yeehaw Agenda
A Dallas,TX native and Pop Culture Archivist. Creator of The Yeehaw Agenda who has been featured in publications such as Elle Magazine, Dazed, W, Teen Vogue, and The New Yorker.
Jeff Kanew has had a long and varied career in the motion picture business. He began as a trailermaker, creating trailers for over 500 films including The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Rocky, Cuckoo's Nest, Annie Hall, Last Tango in Paris, All the President's Men, and On Golden Pond. In 1971, he produced, directed, and edited Black Rodeo a feature length documentary featuring Woody Strode and Muhammad Ali. He began his dramatic directing career with Natural Enemies - a small, critically acclaimed drama starring Hal Holbrook and Academy Award winner Louise Fletcher - which Kanew also wrote and edited. He then was the Editor of Ordinary People, Robert Redford's Academy Award winning directorial debut.