Julie Dash Presents: The Cool World
Filmmaker Shirley Clarke (Ornette: Made in America) directed this powerful, documentary-style look at 1964 Harlem ghetto life – a world filled with drugs, violence, and above all the deep despair that permeates those touched by racism in American society. A fifteen-year-old boy called Duke (the only screen appearance by Hampton Clanton) is anxious to buy a gun from a neighborhood lowlife (Carl Lee), setting his sights on taking over the gang to which he belongs. Also featuring Clarence Williams III,… Show more
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