SPIKE LEE | USA | 1992 | 201 MIN | PG-13
This screening will feature live music 30 minutes prior to start time.
Spike Lee’s extraordinary telling of the life of Malcolm X has lost none of its power and relevance since its 1992 release. Based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the film dramatizes the American icon’s transition through many lives: from young hustler Malcolm Little to Malcolm X, radical human rights activist and eventual martyr. Malcolm’s revolutionary thinking evolves with each new conflict, with the specter of a father murdered by the Klan always looming in his mind. Anchored by a career-best performance from Denzel Washington, Lee’s epic transcends the biopic form with life and vitality, cutting to the core of the civil rights leader’s power and complexity.
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman, Jr.
“A triumph, an intimate and engrossing biographical saga that is also one of the most passionate political films ever made in this country.” –Entertainment Weekly