Thursday, August 8, 2019
This screening is now standby only! Pending availability, standby tickets will be given out first-come, first-served starting 20 minutes prior to the screening.
In between the double feature, attendees are invited to a reception in the Furman Gallery sponsored by Radeberger. Must be 21+ to receive complimentary beer.
One year before his culture-shaking breakthrough Do The Right Thing, Spike Lee zeroed in on racial and social divisions at an all-black university. Laurence Fishburne stars as Dap, Mission College’s campus radical at odds with both the administration and students alike, not least Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the “Big Brother Almighty” of a fraternity populated by the exact type of students to whom Dap is morally opposed. It all comes to a head after Dap’s young cousin, Half-Pint (Lee), becomes a pledge. Likened to Animal House as filtered through Pan-Africanist politics, School Daze is an eminently listenable musical comedy, and an incisive satire about black life in the ’80s that has yet to lose its bite more than 30 years later.
This screening is part of our free weekly double features this summer to celebrate Film at Lincoln Center’s 50th anniversary.
- Registration for a single ticket per person is subject to availability.
- If you register for more than one ticket, only one registration will be honored.
- If you register online, you must arrive at least 20 minutes prior to showtime to claim your seat, at which point tickets may be forfeited in the event of a standby line.
- Online registrants should skip the box office by presenting your Print-at-Home ticket (via print-out or on your mobile device) to the theater usher.
- Please note: walk-ups will still be accepted; tickets to be distributed on a space-available basis.
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