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Flotilla DeBarge presents THE LANDLORD

  • IFC Center 323 6th Avenue New York, NY, 10014 United States (map)

1970. 112 min. Directed by Hal Ashby. 35mm print!

When wealthy Elgar Enders (Beau Bridges) decides to buy a run-down building in Brooklyn, his plan is to evict the black tenants and build himself a luxury home. But upon visiting the tenement, Elgar realizes he can use his purchase to rebel against his racist parents and begins a clumsy attempt to befriend his new tenants (including the amazing Diana Sands & Marki Bey). Can Elgar really bridge the racial divide? Hal Ashby’s brilliantly subversive satire of privilege, gentrification, and racial perceptions is a favorite of drag empress Flotilla DeBarge, who calls it a “heartfelt and hilarious film” that resonates even more today.