During the '70s Pam Grier was one of the few female actresses who could carry an action-heavy flick. She was the only African-American actress doing so at the time. As star of popular blaxploitation flicks like Coffy, Foxy Brown, and Friday Foster, Grier played vengeance-seeking characters who didn't take crap from anyone. In more recent years the actress has continued to work on various projects, including starring in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, The L Word, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, where she had a reoccurring role. As part of the Twin Cities Black Film Festival Grier will be in town for a special party. The event includes a screening of Foxy Brown, followed by a book signing and meet-and-greet. The evening will finish off with a funk '70s dance party where era-appropriate outfits are highly encouraged. For tickets and more info, visit www.tcbff.com.
Sat., May 14, 7 p.m.-1 a.m., 2011