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BAM to Present Revival Run of Christopher St. John's TOP OF THE HEAP

Top of the Heap centers on George (played by St. John), a cop in Washington, DC, proud to be one of the few Black officers on the force.

BAM to Present Revival Run of Christopher St. John's TOP OF THE HEAP

A singular effort written, directed by, and starring Shaft actor Christopher St. John, Top of the Heap (1972) is a majestic melding of genre thrills, sociological rage, and psychedelic experimentation merging Blaxploitation, Afrofuturism, and European avant-garde cinema. St. John was denied a long career behind the camera, making this fascinating, deeply personal film the only opportunity to experience his extraordinary vision.

Top of the Heap centers on George (played by St. John), a cop in Washington, DC, proud to be one of the few Black officers on the force. When George is overlooked for a promotion, he loses his hold on reality and launches a personal vendetta against street crime-when he's not visiting alternate galaxies as an astronaut in his tripped-out dreams. 90min. DCP. Feb 18-24

Writer Josiah Howard will introduce the 7pm screening on Fri, Feb 18.

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive

For ticket information, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100, or visit BAM.org.



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