Saturday, November 19 at 7:15 | One of the most consequential and crucial voices of the civil rights movement, Malcolm X’s legacy is brought to life in Spike Lee’s sweeping and dynamic biopic, released 30 years ago this weekend. Anchored by an extraordinary, Academy-Award nominated performance by Denzel Washington, Lee draws on the civil rights leader’s autobiography to craft a complete portrait of the man - from his childhood marked by white-supremacist violence to his crusade for Black liberation. Co-starring Angela Bassett in a powerful performance as Malcolm X’s wife, Betty Shabazz and brought to vivid, colorful life through the costumes by Ruth E. Carter (also Academy Award nominated for her work on the film), MALCOLM X is a definitive story of resistance that demands the big screen, celluloid experience.

Black Harvest Film Festival: Chicago’s annual showcase for films that celebrate, explore and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora experience. The Festival curates both short and feature length films, proudly presenting influential auteurs and emerging filmmakers of color side by side. View full festival lineup.

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