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1970s New York City on Film: Across 110th Street


July 3, 2013

Please join us on Wednesday, July 3 at 7 p.m. for a screening of Barry Shear's Across 110th Street (1972, 102 min) in the first floor corner room of Mid-Manhattan Library.

1970s New York City on Film is part of NYC Summer and a full schedule is available at

All film screenings are FREE and each program includes an introduction to the film as well as a guided discussion afterwards. Seating is first-come, first-served and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Across 110th Street (1972, 102 min), directed by Barry Shear, follows the upstanding African-American Lieutenant William Pope (Yaphet Kotto), who has to work with a racist, but streetwise Italian-American Captain Frank Mattelli (Anthony Quinn) to solve the murder of three men. The film received considerable critical praise from writer Greil Marcus and others for surpassing the limitations of the blaxploitation genre.

Please contact Karen Ginman at or Thomas Knowlton at if you have any questions.

Do you need a film flyer? Click here for a PDF of the flyer. The complete film listing is also on page 13 of the NYPL NOW magazine.