Ganja and Hess

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blaxploitation_iconBlaxploitation Horror of the 1970s

PrintUnderground Film Series

Ganja and Hess

  1. Friday, August 29, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Ganja and Hess
Writer/director Bill Gunn’s lushly shot, richly meditative story about black desire and spirituality premiered to acclaim at Critics’ Week in Cannes but had a different reception from its producers, who cut the film by more than 30 minutes and promoted it as Blaxploitation fare under alternate titles Blood Couple and Double Possession. This cult classic was restored by the Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation. Featuring Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead), Marlene Clark (The Landlord), and Gunn himself. Restored version, director’s cut 35mm print courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. (35mm presentation)