About the Film:
The Black Cinema Series, presented by the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and the Little theatre, continues with a special screening of "Drop Squad," a feature-length film which explores a variety of themes including the breadth and complexity of blackness.
David C. Taylor, who was a first assistant director on the film, will be present for an audience talk-back following the screening. An author and playwright, he was a contributor to the screenplay, which is based on one of his original short stories. A Henrietta resident, Taylor also attends Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
More about the film: Bruford Jamison Jr. (Eriq La Salle) is an ambitious advertising executive. Despite his personal feelings, he uses offensive racial imagery in order to sell products like fried chicken and malt liquor to the African-American community. A militant activist group called the DROP Squad kidnaps Bruford in order to reprogram him with a sense of racial pride. But tensions between two Squad leaders (Ving Rhames, Vondie Curtis-Hall) complicate Bruford's re-education.