School Daze – 30th Anniversary Screening

A not so popular young man wants to pledge to a popular fraternity at his historically black college.
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Director: Spike Lee

Starring: Ossie Davis, Giancarlo Esposito, Laurence Fishburne

 

1988, USA, 121 minutes, DCP, R

Language: English

Distributor: Columbia Pictures

We’re proud to present School Daze in partnership with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Psi Phi Omega Chapter and Charm City Pearls Foundation. Special tickets are available via EventBrite, which includes a small popcorn and drink specials, with proceeds of your ticket going to support their scholarship program for high school seniors in East Baltimore.



Program Notes

Innovative filmmaker, Spike Lee (She’s Gotta Have It), brings to the screen a music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Amidst gala coronations, football, fraternities, parades and parties, the stars of the film-Laurence Fishburne (“Dap” Dunlap), an intense student who encourages his buddies (“DaFellas”) to fight for his beliefs; Giancarlo Esposito (Julian “Big Brother Almighty” Eaves), out to strengthen the Greek system with his Gamma PhiGamma fraternity brothers; Spike Lee (“Half-Pint”), driven to become a “Gamma man”; and Tisha Campbell (Jane Toussaint), leader of the sorority, “Gamma Rays,” find themselves caught up in romance and relationships/rituals and rivalries during one outrageous homecoming weekend. With dynamic music, including EU’s hit “Da Butt”, and dance numbers choreographed by Otis Sallid (Fame), Lee successfully challenges viewpoints about self-identity and self-esteem in this original, contemporary musical comedy.


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