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Movie: Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door

Friday, November 18, 2016 @6:00 PM
(Doors Open @ 5:00 PM)
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Homewood
7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Suggested Donation: $5

Q&A Session with Filmmaker Christine Acham

“The paranoid hysteria [about the film] only confirms that I did something that was worthwhile. If they’d given me an Academy Award, I’d have to figure what I did wrong.” – Sam Greenlee

AWARDS:
Best Film, San Diego Black Film Festival
Best Documentary, Saatchi and Saatchi Producer’s Award, International Black Film Festival of Nashville
Country: USA Year: 2010                       Run Time: 57 Minutes

Director: Ivan Dixon                              Screenplay: Sam Greenlee and Melvin Clay

INFILTRATING HOLLYWOOD TRAILER
Synopsis (Courtesy of infiltratinghollywood.com)

Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door examines the FBI repression of 1973 film The Spook Who Sat by The Door which is widely hailed as a cult classic and one of the most important underground black productions of the era. The film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 2012.