Right On!

In conjunction with Vincent Meessen's exhibition Blues Klair, The Power Plant is pleased to present Right On! (1970), directed by Herbert Danska. Described by producer Woodie King as the “first ‘totally black film,” Right On! features the original Last Poets, including Gylan Kain and Felipe Luciano, performing their radical poems on the rooftops and streets of Manhattan. This is not a “studio” film—it is a street film for the people. The performances are sharp, urban, radical, and clearly the beginning of today’s street-cool hip-hop culture.