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Film

Bamboozled

 
 
Oct 28—Oct 31, 2015
 
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RUN TIME: 135min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20
MEMBERS: $10 (free for Level 4 and above)
+  Q&A with Spike Lee and Ashley Clark on Oct 28
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Spike Lee | 2000

With Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith

“No filmmaker knows better than Mr. Lee how laughter can be the surest avenue to painful and scary truths.”
—The New York Times

“It’s amazing Lee ever got to make another Hollywood movie after this,” wrote pop culture website Vulture of the filmmaker’s thematically bold and formally daring satire. Frustrated African-American TV executive Pierre Delacroix (a superbly off-kilter Wayans) creates a contemporary version of a minstrel show in order to purposefully get himself fired and expose the commissioning network as a racist, retrograde outfit. Instead, the show—which summons the ghosts of history by having its black stars wear blackface—becomes a smash hit, prompting widespread catastrophe and Delacroix’s mental collapse.

Tickets 
Standby Line 
 

Tickets for the Oct 28 screening are no longer available for online purchase, but a limited number of tickets will be made available to the standby line before the screening. Follow BAMcinématek on Facebook and  Twitter for updates.

Stand by: If any seats are available, they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis just before the start of the show.

Talks 
Q&A 
 

with Spike Lee and curator Ashley Clark on Oct 28

The Oct 28 screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Spike Lee and curator Ashley Clark, author of Facing Blackness: Media and Minstrelsy in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled.

 
 
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