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Featuring an introduction by Dr. Stephanie Troutman, Black feminist scholar and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona.
Denzel Washington gives an electrifying, Oscar-nominated performance as the iconic civil rights leader in Spike Lee’s sweeping, passionate biopic.
“This is an extraordinary life, and Spike Lee has told it in an extraordinary film.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Malcolm X spans decades of American history and turbulent political upheaval as it charts the influential black nationalist’s ever-shifting identities and ideologies: from his troubled childhood and days as a small-time Harlem hustler, to his spiritual awakening in prison, to his rise as the charismatic leader of the Nation of Islam, to his shocking assassination in 1965. Crackling with a live-wire intensity and propelled by epic and involving storytelling (and featuring an appearance by Nelson Mandela), Malcolm X stands as no less than “one of the great screen biographies.” (Roger Ebert). Also starring Angela Bassett, Albert Hall and Delroy Lindo. (Dir. by Spike Lee, 1992, USA, 202 mins., Rated PG-13)
Stephanie Troutman is a Black feminist scholar and associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona. Much of her work takes an intersectional approach to understanding issues of race, gender, and sexuality in relation to both popular culture and schooling. Specifically, Dr. Troutman focuses on educational policies, curriculum and pedagogy, film, media and youth discourses on issues of identity.