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Alfreda’s Cinema presents SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X
February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Presented By Alfreda’s Cinema
“What makes Seven Songs so provocative is that Akomfrah shows respect for many different interpretations of Malcolm, suggesting that this revolutionary figure belongs to everybody.” —The Chicago Reader
“[SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X] combines riveting footage of the man himself, extracts from his writing, recollections of his family, friends and fellow activists, with [brief] staged tableaux. It’s all here: Malcolm X’s charisma, the struggle to clarify his beliefs, and the context in which they evolved… an engrossing portrait.”—Geoff Ellis, Time Out (London)
An homage to the inspirational African-American civil rights leader, SEVEN SONGS FOR MALCOLM X collects testimonies, eyewitness accounts and dramatic reenactments to tell the life, legacy, loves, and losses of Malcolm X.
Featuring interviews with Malcolm’s widow Betty Shabazz, Spike Lee, and many other, SEVEN SONGS looks for the meaning behind the resurgence of interest in the man whose X always stood for the unknown.
Dir. John Akomfrah. 1995. 52 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.