Private detective John Shaft is hired by a Harlem mobster to rescue his daughter from the Italian mobsters who kidnapped her. Richard Roundtree stars in this iconic 1971 film.
Part of Shaft’s wild success and lasting appeal is its memorable musical score, “a revolutionary funk/soul masterpiece”, composed by Isaac Hayes. It won him two Grammy Awards, including Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture. His iconic “Theme from Shaft” also won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Shaft is playing on 35mm July 12-13th as a double feature with Coffy.