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Gibbes Film in Focus: College Town

May 10, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Gibbes Film in Focus returns this spring with a new suite of hand-picked films. The culture of college and school-life has remained a fascination of the film industry for decades, from 1978’s Animal House to 2014’s Dear White People. In this installment of Gibbes Film in Focus, we’ll explore the melting pot of the collegiate experience and what it really means to get an education.

TUESDAY, MAY 10

6–8PM

School Daze directed by Spike Lee (2h, Rated R)

$10 Adults | $5 Students/Faculty with Valid ID

About School Daze

School Daze is a 1988 American musical comedy-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Larry Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell. Based in part on Spike Lee's experiences as a Morehouse student in the Atlanta University Center during the 1970s, it is a story about undergraduates in a fraternity and sorority clashing with some of their classmates at a historically black college during homecoming weekend. It also touches upon issues of colorism, elitism, classism, political activism, hazing, groupthink, female self-esteem, social mobility, and hair texture bias within the African-American community.

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