Malcolm X

Film/Video

Image courtesy the director

Malcolm X

Spike Lee, 1992

Wexner Prize: Spike Lee

Among the most significant voices in American cinema, film director Spike Lee epitomizes the ideals of the Wexner Prize, which honors a contemporary artist in any field whose work has been consistently original, influential, and challenging to convention. This award recognizes Lee’s groundbreaking feature films, documentaries, television movies, music videos, and commercials.

Sun, Feb 17, 2008 2 PM

Denzel Washington is unforgettable in the title role of Lee’s epic biopic of the famed black leader.

Based on Malcolm X’s autobiography (as told to Alex Haley), the film traces his transformation from a street hood to a cultural icon after a conversion to Islam and follows his life until it was cut short by his assassination in 1965. (202 mins, 35mm)

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Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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