A Portal to Malcolm X

KBOO presents: MALCOLM X
Sat. & Sun: Feb 21-22, 7:00 pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St.
A Clinton St Theater/KBOO partner event.
Given the state of race relations in our country, understanding is needed now more than ever.
That's why on the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination, we bring you the epic Spike
Lee film, MALCOLM X.

"Spike Lee's "Malcolm X" is one of the great screen biographies, celebrating the whole sweep
of an American life that began in sorrow and bottomed out on the streets and in prison before
its hero reinvented himself.

Denzel Washington stands at the center of the film, in a performance of enormous breadth.
He never seems to be trying for an effect, and yet he is always convincing; he seems as natural
in an early scene, clowning through a railroad club car with ham sandwiches, as in a later one,
holding audiences spellbound on streetcorners, in churches, on television and at Harvard.

He is as persuasive early in the film, wearing a zoot suit and prowling the nightclubs of Harlem,
as later, disappearing into a throng of pilgrims to Mecca.

Washington is a congenial, attractive actor, and so it is especially effective to see how he shows
the anger in Malcolm, the unbending dogmatic side....

Spike Lee is not only one of the best filmmakers in America, but one of the most crucially important,
because his films address the central subject of race. He doesn't use sentimentality or political cliches,
but shows how his characters live, and why.

-Roger Elbert- read entire review here:

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation.
He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a
leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination
and racial pride.
Director: Spike Lee

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KBOO Community Radio created the event.

Study Guide
What's New
Research Organizations
Malcolm X Video Revolution
NOI Archives Found

Marable Debate
Preston Wilcox
How we remember Malcolm X


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