Sunday, Aug 20 at 1:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Spike Lee. 1992, 201 mins. 70mm. With Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo. Following the epochal critical and commercial success of Do the Right Thing and the cultural impact of Jungle Fever, Spike Lee embarked on his grandest, most epic project. The remarkable Malcolm X, one of the most visually splendid, emotionally gripping, and historically honest Hollywood biopics ever made, casts a magnificent Denzel Washington as the civil rights leader, following his life a childhood wracked by racist violence to his young adulthood in Harlem to his life-changing conversion to Islam while in prison. Featuring lavishly colored, richly textured cinematography by Ernest Dickerson, Malcolm X embodies a lost ambition in studio filmmaking, an intellectually engaged, risk-taking Hollywood project that’s unlike anything being made for the big screen today, and a vision of a major American movie artist working at the height of his powers.
Tickets: $20 / $15 for MoMI members. MoMI Members have an exclusive window to purchase tickets, through July 3. Tickets go on sale to the public on July 4. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.