American cinema

Posters for the movies "Two-Lane Black Top," "Foxy Brown" and "Prime Cut." These three films are examples of the 'shadow cinema' of the 1970s, which showcased ground-breaking storylines, characters, violence and graphic imagery for the sake of revolutionary artistry.
Under the Radar

Never-before-seen violence, unsettling and unsatisfying endings and "Blaxploitation" -- these are just a few of the traits and trends of the so-called "shadow cinema" of American films during the 1970s. Author and film critic Charles Taylor and Brandeis University professor and film expert Thomas Doherty join Under the Radar to discuss this unique era in American filmmaking.
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