“A broad and bawdy call to arms.”
—Sight & Sound
“Spike Lee’s most contentious and prophetic film.”
“BAMBOOZLED is in fact the central work in Lee’s canon — the house on fire to which all roads lead.”
—Ashley Clarke, writer of Facing Blackness
Trying to get fired, the sole Black executive (a never better Damon Wayans) at a television network is at first horrified but then embraces the most racist show he could originate. A searing satire, BAMBOOZLED finds Spike Lee at the top of his game investigating the historical roots and modern portrayals of “Blackness.” Screening in 35mm.
Writer Ashley Clark, author of the book Facing Blackness, will introduce the screening and join us for a book signing after the event. In collaboration with Film Desk, copies of the book will be available for purchase at the AFS Cinema box office.