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Wicked Queer: Boston LGBT Film Festival • March 29 – April 8, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Rarities (past events)Repertory Series ArchiveReunion Week 2017

Malcolm X

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25th Anniversary!

(1992) dir Spike Lee w/Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr., Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee [202 min; 35mm]
Spike Lee’s controversial, epic biographic study of Malcolm X follows the legendary activist from his early days of as a good-for-nothing marauding in Harlem and Boston, to his transformative years in jail where he converted to Islam, to his evolution into a public activist, to his polemical split from the Nation of Islam, and eventually to his assassination in 1965.

“An ambitious, tough, seriously considered biographical film that, with honor, eludes easy characterization.” – Vincent Canby, New York Times

“Lee has chosen a big subject and, with his quirky talent, has done it superb justice.” – Desson Thomson, Washington Post

“The perfect combination of epic and personal, intimate and spectacular.” – Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid

“This is an extraordinary life, and Spike Lee has told it in an extraordinary film.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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  • Isabelle Huppert and Kim Minhee in CLAIRE'S CAMERA • Premiere Engagement April 13–15
Closing Night Screening! Discussion to Follow! ReelAbilities Film Festival presents OFF THE RAILS • Thursday 3/29 at 7:00

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