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THE IFP/CHICAGO FACETS FILM SERIES PRESENTS
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"Brimming with imagination and energy" -Variety
"An exuberant satire...tirelessly energetic" -New York Times
"A funny, poignant and technically proficient film -- one that should thoroughly embarrass those studios that routinely offer up badly made, multimillion-dollar disasters." -Washington Post
"It is funny. If you value enthusiasm and imagination more than glossy sophistication, you'll laugh." -Time Out London
"An artistic compromise but a logistical triumph" -Roger Ebert
This satirical look at the ambivalent relationship between Hollywood power brokers and African-American performers marked the writing, producing, and directing debut of Robert Townsend. Self-financed and filmed on scraps of hand-me-down celluloid, the film helped establish actor Townsend as a director of note.