Film

Seven Songs for Malcolm X

 
 
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
  • 7:30PM
  • 9PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 52min
FORMAT: 16mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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Directed by John Akomfrah | 1993
“What makes Seven Songs so provocative is that Akomfrah shows respect for many different interpretations of Malcolm, suggesting that this revolutionary figure belongs to everybody.”
—The Chicago Reader

The life and legacy of the electrifying civil rights leader are portrayed in this mesmerizing film, which intertwines documentary footage, tableaux-like reenactments, and interviews with his widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and others. Akomfrah’s multilayered essay film is a hypnotic and emotionally rich consideration of its iconic subject’s struggles, ideological breakthroughs, and enduring place in cultural mythology.