Killer of Sheep
Do The Right Thing
Introduced by Aya de Leon.
The real-life killing of Oscar Grant by a police officer at an Oakland BART station provides the backstory of this moving look at the last twenty-four hours of Grant’s life. Michael B. Jordan stars in this “acutely political work” (Sight & Sound).
Introduced by Stephen Best.
Charles Burnett’s poetic evocation of working-class Watts, “a great—the greatest—cinematic tone poem of American urban life” (New York).
Spike Lee’s frequently hilarious but hard-hitting drama charts mounting racial tensions on a hot summer day in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. “The funniest, most stylized, most visceral New York street scene this side of Scorseseland” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice).