Film

St. Clair Bourne Program

 
 
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
  • 4:30PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 120min
GENERAL ADMISSION: $14
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
SENIORS/STUDENTS/VETERANS: $10 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
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In Motion: Amiri Baraka

Directed by St. Clair Bourne
1983, 60min, Digital

 

This fascinating profile of the influential poet, playwright, and black activist brings together intimate footage of Baraka, excerpts from his landmark stage works, and interviews with fellow writers (including Allen Ginsberg and A.B. Spellman). Filmed in the days leading up to Baraka’s sentencing for allegedly resisting arrest, it’s an essential portrait of one of the most outspoken and controversial artists of the last century.

 
Making "Do The Right Thing"

Directed by St. Clair Bourne
1989, 60min, 16mm

 

This behind-the-scenes look at the landmark Spike Lee joint is an incredible time capsule of pre-gentrification Bed-Stuy, its residents, and their role in the film’s production. For eight weeks, Lee and his team took over an entire city block, employing Louis Farrakhan’s security force to patrol the set and hiring locals as crew. More than a “making of” doc, director St. Clair Bourne paints a vivid picture of a community.

 
 
 
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