Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
Bamboozled (2000) Directed by Spike Lee
Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.
Presented by the University of Cincinnati History Department in conjunction with the Zane L. Miller Symposium: Conversations in the City: Race, Film and the City
As timely in 2018 as it was in 2000, Spike Lee’s dark satire angrily asks us to consider how popular culture, commerce, violence, and institutional racism perpetuate African American stereotypes and exclusion. Centered on an unexpectedly popular fictional variety show, Mantan: The New Millenial Minstrel Show, "Bamboozled" was dismissed by some critics as “heavy handed,” even racist. Yet Lee’s film continues to resonate in an era of Black Lives Matter and #OscarsSoWhite. What has changed? Who is at fault? What should we do? The film features Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Tommy Davidson, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Michael Rapaport.
Free with $5 suggested donation.
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