10 October 2013: Bamboozled
On our very first film night, we will be screening Bamboozled. Written and directed by Spike Lee, the film depicts a frustrated African American TV writer who proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, which to his shock, becomes a hit. This underground sleeper in the Lee pantheon stars Damon Wayans, Tommy Davidson, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Michael Rapaport and Savion Glover. Media and cultural critic Mez will introduce Reel Off Film Nights with a brief introduction into the history of film studies, the various schools of thought in film theory and how Bamboozled inspired him to think more deeply about film. The film will be followed by a discussion.
6.30pm: Door is open (it is also fine to come earlier)
7pm: Introduction by media and cultural critic Mez
7.15pm: Screening of Bamboozled by Spike Lee