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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black August (2007)

  • Gary Dourdan
  • Darren Bridgett
  • Ezra Stanley
  • Vonetta McGee
Inmate activist George Lester Jackson’s (CSI's Gary Dourdan) short life became a flashpoint for revolution, igniting the bloodiest riot in San Quentin’s history. In a story ripped from history’s headlines, Black August traces Jackson’s spiritual journey and violent fate, from being sent up on a one-year-to-life sentence for robbing a gas station of $71, to galvanizing the Black Guerrilla Family with his incendiary book of letters, Soledad Brother, to the fierce August day when his younger brother Jonathan shocked the world by taking a California courtroom hostage to protest Jackson’s upcoming trial.


Anonymous said...

If someone is interested furthermore:

Funkback said...

Pretty much a remake of this blaxploitation classic
w. the book storyline played up and the love connection played down. That's Modern Blaxploitation Fo' Ya!

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