Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of AGFA

Switchblade Sisters

Opens Nov 17, 2021


In honor of two decades of anarchic preservation, we present a selection of films that lit a fire — lovingly restored by the American Genre Film Archive themselves.


The iconic girl gang hit from Jack Hill, legendary director of Spider Baby, Coffy, and Foxy Brown!


Lace, the leader of girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie moves into the neighborhood. Conflict turns to friendship as the girls end up in juvie together, and the streets turn to all out war.

Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang mash-up is a stone cold 1970s classic.

"BLACKBOARD JUNGLE meets FOXY BROWN on the streets of a graffiti-spattered Anycity, U.S.A."
– Stephen Holden, The New York Times


Restoration courtesy of Arrow Video and the American Genre Film Archive.