Legendary actress Pam Grier is coming this month to the Bounce network to host a weeklong series of classic blaxploitation films pulled directly from Brown Sugar, Bounce’s popular subscription video-on-demand service.
“Brown Sugar Week on Bounce” runs June 11-15, beginning at 9 p.m. EST.
Schedule of Featured Films:
Monday, June 11
“Bucktown” — Grier co-stars with frequent collaborator Fred Williamson, who finds himself battling the racism and police corruption that ended his brother’s life.
Tuesday, June 12
“The Mack” — Max Julien stars as Goldie, the most notorious pimp in Oakland, in this cult classic, which also features Richard Pryor.
Wednesday, June 13
“Black Belt Jones” — Jim Kelly plays a martial artist who must battle mobsters to protect a karate school.
Thursday, June 14
“Super Fly” — The Gordon Parks-directed film and stars Ron O’Neal as Youngblood Priest, a New York City drug kingpin attempting to get out of the game.
Friday, June 15
“Three the Hard Way” — Williamson, Kelly and Jim Brown band together to foil a racist plot.
Viewers can find these movies and hundreds more on Brown Sugar, along with complete seasons of top-rated Bounce originals such as “Saints & Sinners,” “Family Time” and “In the Cut,” the network said.
Grier, a trailblazing actress that rose to fame in the ’70s, showed Hollywood that women could open and carry films as the lead character.
Her notable films include “Foxy Brown,” “Coffy,” “Sheba, Baby” and “Friday Foster,” all of which be streamed on Brown Sugar.
Grier also played the titular character in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” (1997), an ode to ’70s blaxploitation co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro and Michael Keaton.
Later in her career, she starred in the TV series “The L Word” and “Smallville,” with guest appearances on numerous other hit shows.
Brown Sugar is available on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Android and Apple smartphones, tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.
Brown Sugar also has Google Chromecast capabilities which allow video to play on televisions directly from mobile devices and tablets for consumers with Android and iOS devices. There is a free initial trial period for subscribers with a retail price of $3.99/month thereafter.
Go to BrownSugar.com for more information.