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Malcolm X

Midnight screenings happen at midnight the day listed. For example, if it says Saturday At Midnight, please arrive by 11:45pm Saturday night.

Director: Spike Lee Run Time: 202 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 1992

Starring: Al Freeman Jr., Albert Hall, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Denzel Washington

One of the most electrifying heroes of the twentieth century receives an appropriately sweeping screen biopic, rich in both historical insight and propulsive cinematic style, courtesy of visionary director Spike Lee. Built around an extraordinary performance from Denzel Washington, Malcolm X draws on the iconic civil rights leader’s autobiography to trace his journey of empowerment, from a childhood riven by white-supremacist violence to a life of petty crime to his conversion to Islam and rebirth as a fearless fighter for Black liberation, whose courage and eloquence inspired oppressed communities the world over. Impeccably crafted by Lee and his closest creative collaborators, and buoyed by commanding performances from Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Al Freeman Jr., and others, this is a passionate monument to a man whose life continues to serve as a model of principled resistance.

Local artist Tara Fay Coleman will introduce the film. From her website: “Tara Fay is a mother, conceptual artist, curator, writer, and arts worker from Buffalo, NY. She currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA. Fay’s work consists of a multidisciplinary praxis that is an exploration of identity, motherhood, Black womanhood, and taking up space.” She is a member of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, and she has curated exhibitions for Swivel Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Carnegie Mellon University, and more!


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