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We all know who the black private dick is who’s a sex machine to all the chicks. The UDC Black Film Institute’s “Blaxploitation to the Max!” will not be showing his escapades, opting instead to include some lesser-known films among the genre’s classics. Guest speakers such as Black Film Review editor Leasa Farrar-Frazier will add commentary at each screening. The series begins this evening with Ivan Dixon’s 1972 Trouble Man, featuring D.C.’s Robert Hooks, Paula Kelly, and a great Marvin Gaye soundtrack; the rarely screened Brothers deals with the romance between Angela Davis and George Jackson, and stars Bernie Casey and Vonetta McGee (Nov. 28); the original OG, The Mack, boasts Richard Pryor lightening the mood (Nov. 30); Cornbread, Earl, and Me, concerns an accidental police shooting of a young basketball player, with Moses Gunn, Rosalind Cash, and Laurence Fishburne (Dec. 5); and The Legend of Nigger Charley might be called a Westploitation flick, with Fred “The Hammer” Williamson strapping on the big iron (Dec. 7). All shows are at 6:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. FREE. (202) 274-6810. (Dave Nuttycombe)