Flying University: That Ain’t a Black Film?
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100 Price: $15 adv / $20 door
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This month, Racquel Gates joins us to ring in the new year with a presentation from her new book, Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture. Gates argues for a broader definition of what makes something a “black” film, a contentious point during the production of the film, Coming to America. By breaking down the stylistic qualities and production of the film, she claims that the film is actually two movies in one–a result of the ideological and interpersonal tensions between director John Landis and star Eddie Murphy.
Alex English joins us as our TA for the evening! He’ll hilariously be covering the basics of black film. Make sure you pay attention – there may be a pop quiz!
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm
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