In honor of Black History Month, the Mason Square Branch Library will host a series of films directed by one of the most influential and prolific African-American directors, Spike Lee. Each of the three screenings will last about two hours and is intended for adults and older teens as the three films are all rated R. Free popcorn will be served.
All programs will begin at 12 noon.
Following the third film on Saturday, February 22, the series will feature Professor Chris Tinson in a talk and discussion on media representations of African-Americans called Framing Blackness: African-Americans in Media.
The film titles, dates, and lengths are:
- Feb. 8, He Got Game (1998) (2 hours, 16 minutes)
- Feb. 15, Bamboozled (2000) (2 hours, 16 minutes)
- Feb. 22, Do the Right Thing (1989) (2 hours, plus discussion)
Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Africana Studies at Hampshire College. His writings have been published in The Black Scholar, The Journal of African American History, The Nation, and Radical Teacher, which just published his co-edited volume on hip-hop and critical pedagogy. He is currently working on a book on Liberator Magazine and the black political ruptures of the 1960s, Since 2006 he has co-hosted TRGGR Radio, a hip-hop-rooted social justice radio program.