Sugar Hill

Friday, January 10 - Saturday, January 11, 2014

35mm print

“The only movie directed by jazz musician/filmmaker Paul Maslansky (who hit it big in the 1980s as producer of the Police Academy series), SUGAR HILL — not to be confused with the 1993 Wesley Snipes drug-dealer movie of the same name — is unlikely to scare anybody, but it’s a haunted treasure chest’s worth of 1970s style, slang and racial provocation.

“Forcing one Caucasian thug into a penful of starving hogs, Sugar (played by exotic and distinctive Marki Bey) quips: ‘I hope they’re into white trash.’ Confronting another gangster in a warehouse, Sugar explains: ‘Hey, whitey, you and your punk friends killed my man.’ The gangster isn’t impressed: ‘You got one of the prettiest asses in town. I’d sure hate to see it kicked.'” – Commercial Appeal

  • Country USA
  • Rating PG
  • Year 1974
  • Running Time 90 minutes
  • Director Paul Maslansky

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