Set It Off
Location: Bartos Screening Room
Presented in collaboration with the Queens Hip Hop Festival
Dir. F. Gary Gray. 1996. 124 mins. 35mm. With Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise, Blair Underwood. Four women take the law into their own hands and try to get some pay-back by robbing a bank. Emboldened after pulling off the heist, they continue their crime spree by taking on bigger banks, and with higher and higher stakes. Twenty years after F. Gary Gray’s riveting action drama became a sleeper hit, it’s still impossible not to root for this all star cast of avenging women behaving badly. “Creates a portrait of the lives of these women that’s so observant and informed…The movie is more aware of the economic struggles of its characters than most American films allow themselves to be.”—Roger Ebert. “Set It Off is the Black feminist film we need to be talking about right now.”—Vibe Magazine.
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