Jeremy Davis, Entertainment Editor
Cinema, and any other art form really, can be classified on a scale. On one end is the documentary, which contains real and live events being documented to the audience. On the other lies the avant garde, where everything is abstract, experimental, and not only break the rules of cinema and storytelling, but of reality itself.
This film proved to Hollywood that audiences were interested in Black stories told by Black filmmakers. “Shaft” was revolutionary at the time, as it brought on the popularization of the Blaxploitation genre, a renaissance of Black films in the ‘70s.