Boasting an elegiac score by Terence Blanchard and masterful cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto, 25th Hour is screening in conjunction with the opening of a new exhibit in the Linwood Dunn theater lobby. “WAKE UP! David C. Lee Photographs the Films of Spike Lee” showcases photographs by David C. Lee taken on the sets of his brother’s films over the years. The exhibition will be open for viewing during public events at the Dunn through September 1.
In adapting the debut novel by David Benioff, Spike Lee made a definitive portrait of New York City after 9/11. As the clocks ticks down on his last day of freedom for seven long years, drug dealer Monty Brogan (Edward Norton) bids farewell to the life he knew and the colorful characters that peopled it: his crestfallen father (Brian Cox), stockbroker best friend Frank (Barry Pepper), hapless English teacher Jacob (Philip Seymour Hoffman), and girlfriend Naturelle (Rosario Dawson). Shooting in New York mere months after the World Trade Center tragedy, Lee incorporated the Ground Zero excavation site into the filming.
2002, 135 minutes, color, 35mm | Written by David Benioff, based on the novel by Benioff; directed by Spike Lee; with Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson, Anna Paquin, Brian Cox.a