Spike Lee's BAMBOOZLED

Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Thu, Feb 9 7:30 PM

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Black History Month

Spike Lee’s BAMBOOZLED

Featuring discussion with Ashley Clark, author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee's Bamboozled

Thursday, February 9th at 7:30 PM

Members $12 | Public $17

Spike Lee’s blisteringly funny satire examined the past, present, and future of racism in American pop culture. A frustrated writer at a struggling television station, Pierre Delacroix (Damon Wayans), proposes an explosively offensive idea: bringing back blackface. The white network executives love it, and so do audiences, forcing Pierre and his collaborators to confront their public’s insatiable appetite for dehumanizing stereotypes. We are joined by film critic and author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Ashley Clark, for a thorough examination of Lee’s painfully relevant satire. (US, 2000, 135min., English, R | Dir. Spike Lee)

Still from Spike Lee

Film poster for Spike Lee