Sunday, Feb 26 at 5:30 pm
Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Spike Lee. 1994, 115 mins. 35mm. With Alfre Woodard, Delroy Lindo, Zelda Harris, Isaiah Washington, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bokeem Woodbine, RuPaul. Coming off his magnificent studio epic Malcolm X, Lee decided to go much smaller, but he created something that was in its own way as visionary. Written with his brother and sister Cinqué Lee and Joie Lee, this vibrant and highly personal film unfolds from the viewpoint of a nine-year-old girl named Troy who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant in the 1970s with her parents and four older brothers. Kids get in trouble, parents try to make ends meet, and everyone in the neighborhood gets in the way. This slice-of-life period piece packs an emotional wallop and features boldly lyrical photography by Arthur Jafa (Daughters of the Dust) and remarkable lived-in performances by Woodard and Lindo (two actors regularly disregarded by the Academy) as Troy’s parents that rank among the finest of the era.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.