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Bamboozled (2000) with Melanin in Media Panel

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Bamboozled (2000) with Melanin in Media Panel

Film
Thursday, February 24
6 - 9:30 pm
Cost: Free
WUD Film celebrates Black History Month with a panel of speakers discussing Melanin in Media.

WUD Film celebrates Melanin in Media!

USA | 2h 15 minutes | R | Dir. Spike Lee

Watch the first installment of our Spike Lee Festival, followed by a panel discussing the representation of Black culture in film, including Prof. Brittney Edmonds, Prof. Aaron Greer, and producer Troy Pryor. Bamboozled also features costume design by Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter, who will speak at Union South on Sunday, February 27, hosted by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.

Synopsis: A blistering satire of network television's pitfalls and prejudices, a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer's stunning rise and tragic downfall. Pierre Delacroix, a young, Harvard-educated man, who is the sole person of color, writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production. [via Rotten Tomatoes]

For information on available assistive content for WUD Film screenings, please visit the Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater page.

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member.

WUD Film celebrates Melanin in Media!

USA | 2h 15 minutes | R | Dir. Spike Lee

Watch the first installment of our Spike Lee Festival, followed by a panel discussing the representation of Black culture in film, including Prof. Brittney Edmonds, Prof. Aaron Greer, and producer Troy Pryor. Bamboozled also features costume design by Academy Award winner Ruth E. Carter, who will speak at Union South on Sunday, February 27, hosted by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series.

Synopsis: A blistering satire of network television's pitfalls and prejudices, a humorous look at how race, ratings and the pursuit of power lead to a television writer's stunning rise and tragic downfall. Pierre Delacroix, a young, Harvard-educated man, who is the sole person of color, writing for an upstart network with floundering ratings. Despite several attempts, Delacroix has yet to see any of his concepts go into production. [via Rotten Tomatoes]

For information on available assistive content for WUD Film screenings, please visit the Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater page.

This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member.

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