15 Minute Cinema - Streetfight


Todays 15 Minute Cinema is a film by Ralph Bakshi. Bakshi is probably most famous for the movie Cool World.... unfortunately, in my opinion, thats the worst movie he's done....

Streetfight was originally named Coonskin, but it received so much backlash from Black Leaders who had never even seen the film, it was retitled. Since then, it has been called Bakshi's best film ever.

It's full of symbolism and a ton of racial stereotypes. Pokes fun at blaxploitation, Song of the South, and the Godfather.

It's a great movie, unfortunately, it's hard as hell to find. I first saw it back in the early 80's, but had to resort to eBay to get myself a copy, paying around $45-$50 for a VHS copy. I don't think it was ever released on DVD.

There is a TON left out of this movie, so again.... if you can find it, BUY IT!! The full length movie is TREMENDOUS!!!

I think I ran 1 second over 15 minutes on this one - I'm still trying to figure out iMovie and my Mac.


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