A frustrated African-American television writer (Wayans) proposes an impossibly offensive “new millennium minstrel show,” complete with performers in black face, in hopes that it will get him fired by the network. Only problem is, not only does the show get picked up, it becomes a huge national hit. Lee’s provocative satire deploys centuries of egregious, racially-charged imagery to illustrate how the media peddles African-American stereotypes for the sake of ratings.
by Spike Lee
The 5:15 and 8pm screenings will feature an introduction by director Spike Lee.