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[[Performer~P93638~Anthony Harvey~anthonyharvey]] directed this adaptation of the controversial allegorical drama by African-American playwright [[Performer~P3788~Amiri Baraka~amiribaraka]] (aka [[Performer~P170839~LeRoi Jones~leroijones]]). Lula ([[Performer~P38816~Shirley Knight~shirleyknight]]), a slatternly woman with a racist streak, encounters Clay (Al Freeman Jr.), a mild-mannered black man, on a New York subway car. Lula at first attempts to seduce Clay, who is initially resistant, but once he begins to respond in kind, she starts to taunt him viciously, goading him until he explodes into violence. This short feature was at once Harvey's last credit as an editor and first as a director. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:February 27, 1967

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Shirley Knight Volpi Cup for Best Actress 1967 Winner

Cast

Shirley Knight
as Lula
Al Freeman, Jr.
as Clay

Crew

Anthony Harvey
Director
Gene Persson
Producer
Gerry Turpin
Cinematographer
John Barry
Composer (Music Score)
Anthony Harvey
Editor
Jim Morahan
Art Director
Ian Whittaker
Set Designer
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