Spike Lee Film Festival rescheduled

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The Martin-Springer Institute has rescheduled its Spike Lee Film Festival, starting with Do the Right Thing on March 26 at the Cline Library Assembly Hall. Panel discussions will be held after each film.

“We look forward to hearing people’s impressions of Spike Lee’s presentation and ideas on how to continue the dialogue about racial and class issues on campus and in the community,” said Jane Marks, director of the Martin-Springer Institute.

The film festival was originally scheduled to be held before Lee’s visit on Jan. 28, but was canceled due to extreme weather conditions.

All movies will be screened at Cline Library Assembly Hall.  Admission is free.

March 26

Do the Right Thing, 7 p.m. Rated R, 120 minutes
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, hate and bigotry smolder and build until exploding into violence. A discussion will be led by Ricardo Guthrie, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies and Jane Marks, director of the Martin-Springer Institute.

March 27

4 Little Girls4 p.m. Rated R, 102 minutes
A documentary about the notorious bombing of an African-American church during the Civil Rights movement.
A discussion will be led by Gretchen McAllister, associate professor in the College of Education.

Bamboozled, 7 p.m. Rated R, 135 minutes
A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. A discussion will be led by students of POS 453 “Critical Race Theory” connecting Bamboozled to questions of race, violence, and belonging in the 21st century.

March 28

She’s Gotta Have It, 4 p.m. Rated R, 84 minutes
The story of Nola Darling’s simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. A discussion will be led by Marc Matera, assistant professor of History.

School Daze, 7 p.m. Rated R, 121 minutes
7 p.m., Cline Library Assembly Hall, free
A not-so-popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college. A discussion will be led by Multicultural Student Center and Black Student Union.

For information visit nau.edu/msi.