Dir. Robert Townsend, 1993, 100 min.
A high school teacher (Robert Townsend) struck by a meteor gains superhuman strength and speed, X-ray vision, and telepathy with dogs to take on the gang that has been terrorizing his inner-city Washington, D.C. neighborhood. Featuring appearances by Luther Vandross, Sinbad, Naughty by Nature, Cypress Hill, and Big Daddy Kane.
Striking Iron Film Series
Iron’s elemental strength has inspired fantastical narratives around science and invention across visual genres—especially film. This summer series celebrates black superheroes and vigilantes through comedies and action films featuring Robert Townsend, Damon Wayans, and Wesley Snipes. Escape the warm summer evenings in our cool auditorium with free screenings on the third Wednesday of the month.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.
About the Exhibition
Striking Iron is a major international traveling exhibition that reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, and astonishing artistry.