FOXY, FIERCE AND FEARLESS [BFI Southbank and Dark Matter]

Erica McKoy in conversation with Professor Mia Mask to discuss the life and works of Pam Grier.
Professor Mia Mask has curated the season, Pam Grier: Foxy, fierce and fearless at the BFI, a 14-film retrospective. The season runs from Sept 2 to Oct 4 and presents three stages of Grier’s unorthodox career from the early ‘Sexploitation start-up’ era to Blaxploitation cult classics and a ‘Nostalgia for Pam’ phase.

Mia Mask is professor of Film at Vassar College, and is the author of the book 'Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film'.

Pam Grier: Foxy, Fierce and Fearless continues at BFI Southbank until 4 October. Plus, the 25th anniversary release of Jackie Brown is in cinemas UK-wide now.

In partnership with Dark Matter, a collaborative creative agency that connects Black audiences with films.


Roy Ayers - Theme of Coffy

Roy Ayers - Coffy Baby

Roy Ayers - Aragon

Willie Hutch - Theme of Foxy Brown

Isaac Hayes - Theme from Shaft

Marvin Gaye - T Plays It Cool

Earth, Wind and Fire - Sweetbacks Theme

Willie Hutch - Brother's Gonna Work It Out

Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman (Alternate Mix)

Roy Ayers - Escape

Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street

Willie Hutch - Foxy Lady

Bloodstone - Natural High

The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You

Willie Hutch - Hospital Prelude of Love Theme

Pam Grier - Long Time Woman


Professor Mia Mask Film Suggestions

Foxy, Fierce and Fearless Season at the BFI

Other film suggestions:

Daughters of the Dust (1991) - Directed by Julie Dash

Killer of Sheep (1978) - Directed by Charles Burnett

Diary of an African Nun (1977) - Directed by Julie Dash

Compensation (1999) - Directed by Zeinabu irene Davis

The Harder They Fall (2021) - Directed by Jeymes Samuel

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