In the latest episode of our monthly screening series, Uptown Saturday Night, we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s tour-de-force biopic, Malcolm X, Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Fellowship Hall at Celebration Church at Columbia.
Directed by Lee and starring two-time Oscar winner, Denzel Washington, the film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X’s life: his criminal career, his incarceration, his conversion to Islam, his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam and his later falling out with the organization, his marriage to Betty X, his pilgrimage to Mecca and reevaluation of his views concerning whites, and his assassination on February 21, 1965. Defining childhood incidents, including his father’s death, his mother’s mental illness, and his experiences with racism are dramatized in flashbacks.
The film will be shown at Celebration Church of Columbia’s Fellowship Hall, located at 6080 Foreland Garth, Columba, MD 21045. The event begins at 5:00pm, doors open at 4:30pm.
Join us as we experience Malcolm’s journey and celebrate his 92nd birthday with this enduring cult classic. Following the film, ministry leader, and film critic, Tim Gordon will host a discussion of the film’s themes and the life of Brother Minister Malcolm; hope to see you there!!!
Check out the trailer, poster and images from the iconic film, below: