After a few years in the slammer on a drug bust, John “Goldie” Mickens (Max Julien) returns to Oakland, Calif., determined to raise himself up in the world. When his old friend turned prostitute Lulu (Carol Speed) asks him to look out for her, Goldie accepts and enters the life of pimping. Soon he’s the most notorious “mack” in town, but it earns him some unwanted attention. A pair of crooked cops wants him back in jail, and a rival pimp (Dick Williams) tries to steal his business.
Freedom: The American Hustle, is a multi-media art exhibition opening Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Arcade Contemporary Art Projects at the Webster University Gateway campus at 812 Olive Street in downtown St. Louis.
The exhibit takes its title, and much of its inspiration, from seminal films from the 1970’s Blaxploitation genre: Sweet, Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971), Superfly (1972), and The Mack (1973).
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119