On Tuesday, March 22, Grindhouse Film Fest presents the blaxploitation classic Dolemite (not to be confused with dolomite). Comedian/actor/singer Rudy Ray Moore (title of one of his comedy albums: Eat Out More Often. Read that any way you desire) stars as the slightly doughy titular character.
Two credit notes:
- Yes, cinematographer Nicholas Josef von Sternberg is the son of celebrated film director Josef von Sternberg.
- As if starring, conceiving the story, and producing Dolemite wasn’t enough, Rudy Ray Moore also gets a set decoration credit.
Taken from the Grindhouse site:
Foul-mouthed nightclub entertainer Rudy Ray Moore stars as Dolemite, a mythical pimp/spoken word artist/street avenger who’s been doing time for a crime he didn’t commit. When he’s released from jail, he’s out to find Willie Green, the low down pimp who framed him and took over his nightclub. Between rappin on the street corner and breaking bones with his (awful) karate, Dolemite learns that Willie Green is involved with crooked city officials. Backed by an all-female karate assassin squad, Dolemite sets his sights on Willie Green and his no-good comrades, and pimp slaps every racist honky cop that tries to get in his way.
Dolemite starts at 7:30 and tickets can be purchased here.