Double: MALCOLM X (35mm) + BAMBOOZLED (35mm)
March 19 only
“A Genuine Tribute to Spike Lee” 4-Film Weekend – DAY TWO
MALCOLM X (1992) – 25th Anniversary
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike LeeCome celebrate Spike Lee’s sixth (and perhaps best) feature giving Denzel Washington the role of his lifetime. Based largely on Alex Haley’s 1965 book The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Lee had to fight the studio at every corner to get this film made. Showcasing Ernest Dickerson’s stunning cinematography, this vibrant, electric, controversial and haunting epic does not waste a single moment during its 202 minute running time. DO NOT MiSS this rarely screened character study that pulsates with inspiration and uniquely asks more questions than gives answers to. Original 35mm Print. Rated PG-13. 202 minutes.
7:30pm BAMBOOZLED (2000)
Cast: Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport
One of the most underrated and overlooked films of the 21st century, Spike Lee’s fifteenth feature is a jaw-dropping satire with a legendary dramatic performance by Damon Wayans. Inspired by the millennium’s digital revolution and filmed primarily on Mini-DV, this take-no-prisoners manifesto combines Sidney Lumet’s NETWORK (1976) with the history of Black entertainers. Prophetic, aggressive, and controversial, Bamboozled was so misunderstood upon its release (and so far ahead of its time) that it’s taken a programmer seventeen years to finally screen it again. DO NOT MiSS this extremely RARE 35MM SCREENiNG! The end credits are worth the admission alone! Preceded by 35mm trailers of other Spike Lee joints. Original 35mm Print. Rated R. 135 minutes.