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The New Commons Film Series: BLACKkKLANSMAN
February 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Spike Lee’s 2018 film provocatively explores the true story of an African-American detective who tries to infiltrate a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Following the screening, Dr. Delphine Letort (author of The Spike Lee Brand: A Study of Documentary Filmmaking  and Associate Professor in English at the University of Le Mans), Dr. Eliane Elmaleh (Professor of American Culture at the University of Le Mans), Dr. Sarah Maline (Associate Professor Art History at UMF), Dr. N. Andre Siamundele (Assistant Professor of French at UMF), and Dr. Michael Schoeppner (Assistant Professor of History at UMF) will provide critical analysis of the film. This event will be followed by a symposium on the cinema of Spike Lee on Saturday, February 9.