This 25-minute documentary on the making of the 1972 crime drama blaxploitation classic Super Fly, starring the late Ron O’Neal wasfrom the 2004 DVD release of the film. It was one of the extra features – titled One Last Deal: A Retrospective. Ironically, O’Neal died a day after the film was released on DVD.
As Tony award-winning stage director/choreographer, Bill T. Jones (Fela!) preps his Broadway musical production of Super Fly (a project we’ve been following since it was first announced a couple of years ago), take a trip down memory lane and revisit one of blaxploitation cinema’s early successes, directed by Gordon Parks, Jr., featuring a hit soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield.
Learn how the project came together, how it was financed, cast, released, how the soundtrack was meshed with the film, the film’s legacy, and more.