Black Rodeo (1972)

Genres - Culture & Society, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Sports, Race & Ethnicity, Sociology  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Clarke Fountain

This strange, disjointed feature film boasts a performance by Muhammed Ali as himself, clowning his way around a Black rodeo held near Harlem at Randall's Island, NY. Among the features of this film is an extended discussion by actor Woody Strode on the long-suppressed history of the Black Cowboy. Another unusual feature of the film is the running commentary by rodeo spectators, as they relate what it means to them to be at such an event.



rodeo, Black [race], cowboy, big-city, celebrity, interview