DIRECTOR SCOTT SANDERS still doesn’t understand why his latest film, the blaxploitation parody “Black Dynamite,” was received so well internationally. But while he can’t unravel the hype, he certainly appreciates it.
“We sold the movie in all these places that we never expected to sell it,” Sanders said. “I had to figure out why people like it, because it’s so specific to the American experience … but the world receives it the way it receives it.”
And critical reaction for the film — which comes out on DVD Feb. 1 and is being shown as a midnight screening at Washington’s Landmark E Street Cinema on Friday and Saturday — has been high: It has an 82 percent “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was highly praised by the all-mighty Roger Ebert. Before Sanders hosts a question-and-answer session Friday after the film, we spoke to him about “Black Dynamite.”
» EXPRESS: Where did the idea come from?
» SANDERS: Well, the idea started actually with Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW; Fri. Jan. 1 & Sat., Jan. 2, midnight; 202-452-7672. (Metro Center)
Written by Express contributor Roxana Hadadi
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