Date(s) - October 24, 2015
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY. Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighborhood local, Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito), becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in a black neighborhood should showcase black actors, but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin’ Out and to other people in the neighborhood, and tensions rise.
About 100 Years of Athena:
To celebrate a century of cinema, the Athena is screening 12 unique films that showcase the history and craft of movies over the last 100 years. Starting with the era of silent films, the series takes us through high points of different eras, starring Charlie Chaplin, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Hackman, Heath Ledger and more. And at the end of 2015, we’ll honor our roots by ending with a modern silent film — the masterful THE ARTIST, which ran at the Athena Cinema in 2012. Join us each month for a new film.
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