By Any Means Necessary:
A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective
Introduced by Damon Wayans.
Spike Lee made one of his most daring films with this 2000 comedy-drama, a scathing look at racial stereotypes in popular culture.
Damon Wayans stars as Pierre Delacroix, an uptight, Ivy League-educated TV writer who proposes a modern-day minstrel show as a protest against television portrayals of African Americans, only to see his series become an unexpected and unironic ratings blockbuster. The supporting cast includes Jada Pinkett Smith as Wayans’s assistant and Tommy Davidson and Tony-winning choreographer Savion Glover as the stars of the minstrel show “Mantan.” Lee worked with cinematographer Ellen Kuras (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), shooting in an unusual mixture of digital (for the real world scenes) and film (for the “Mantan” sequences).
- Friday, July 11 at 9:00 p.m.
- Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
- $5 general admission
- $3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.
- Tickets will be available Friday, June 27.
- Order Tickets Online
SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE
"She's Gotta Have It" screens on the same night at 7:30 p.m.