7:00 p.m. Pre-film lecture | 8:00 p.m. Film
Spike Lee’s bold and nuanced work about the role of race in the United States examines American identity in conjunction with Behold, America!. While many thought its debut in 1989 would cause race riots, the film instead won multiple Academy Award nominations and offered a poetic, thoughtful, and intense look at the structure of American communities. Lee’s story about one afternoon in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, continues to resonate and to prove relevant to the conversation on race in this country.
Before the film, poet Jerico Brown will read selections of his and others' work that offer different, important takes on the American experience.
Approximate running time is 120 minutes, the film is rated R.
Charcuterie and a Movie Package for Two
Enjoy some nibbles and wine during the lecture and film.
$50 Members | $60 nonmembers
Fruit + Fromage + Charcuterie Plate
Artisanal Cheeses / Cured Meats/ Seasonal Fruits
Infused Truffle Honey / Red Grape Mustard
Rosemary Roasted Marcona Almonds / Bread & Cie Baguette
Bottle of Wine (Chef's choice)
Tickets for two to the First Friday Film
To guarantee availability, reserve your package online or by calling 619.696.1935 by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2.
$5 members, students, military, seniors/$10 nonmembers