Ganja & Hess

Fri, Oct 29
  • Fri, Oct 29

Director: Bill Gunn Run Time: 110 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1973

Starring: Bill Gunn, Duane Jones, Marlene Clark

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Horror icon Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger that bestows on him the blessing of immortality… and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. Bill Gunn’s revolutionary independent film is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity.