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Reflecting on 50 years of 'Super Fly,' the most influential Black film of all time

“Super Fly” is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Here’s a look at the pioneering elements and drawbacks of the most successful Blaxploitation movie of its time.

NPR’s Eric Deggans talked to several people who made the movie to discover how a scrappy independent film about a cocaine dealer became one of the most influential Black-centered films in history.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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