|Directed by Robert M. Young / Written by Miguel Piñero|
|(English), Color, 35mm, approx. 80 minutes, 1978|
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the belly of beast! The Manhattan Correctional Facility, better known as
"the Tombs," provides the backdrop for an existential drama that pits black
against white and Puerto Rican as mediator. A microcosm of how we live,
this film adaptation of the successful play provides a cut-throat analysis
of sex, race and power in America. Oddly telling, the decent-looking, middle-class
man in the business suit is the most perverse among these criminals. He
is a child-molester--short eyes.
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