Come Back, Charleston Blue

1972, 100m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

  • Tue June 13

    11:00pm

    Showing with Cotton Comes to Harlem

    Two rarely screened adaptations of novels by pioneering crime fiction writer Chester Himes.
    Co-presented by Wax Poetics

Part of the program

This action-packed sequel to Cotton Comes to Harlem, featuring a soundtrack by Donny Hathaway and Quincy Jones, retains much of the original’s sense of social relations in the Harlem but is even more rife with offbeat humor. This time, a legendary Prohibition-era gangster seems to have resurfaced, committing murders and attempting to seize control of the drug trade — but can this specter from the past outsmart the no-nonsense Coffin Ed and Gravedigger Jones? “The most laconic team of detectives since Dragnet.” (Roger Ebert)

A film by Mark Warren