Mary Pickford Theater
Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m.
SCHOOL DAZE (Forty Acres and a Mule / Columbia, 1988). Directed and Written by Spike Lee. With Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Kyme, Joe Seneca, Art Evans, Ossie Davis. (120 min, color, 35mm) **R-rated
Poster for "School Daze"
(Forty Acres and a Mule / Columbia, 1988).
Following the success of his breakthrough feature, the independently made "She’s Gotta Have It," Spike Lee secured the backing of Columbia Pictures for his next film, "School Daze." Billed as a "comedy with music" and set at a historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia, the film is an ambitious exploration of class relations and politics of skin color within the African-American community. Its representation of black college culture and, in particular, Greek letter organizations, is as unique now as it was thirty years ago. Despite mixed reviews, "School Daze" turned out to be one of Columbia’s most profitable releases of the year, producing a best-selling soundtrack album along the way with hits by Tisha Campbell and the DC-based band E.U. Archival print from the Library’s Copyright Collection.
Seating is on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm. **No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without a parent or guardian.