Professor Ganter invites you to a screening and discussion of Spike Lee’s film, Bamboozed, this Thursday, February 23 during common hour (1:45 PM – 3:30 PM) in Marillac 235. Professor Ganter will briefly introduce Lee’s intention to criticize to the minstrel stereotyping that continues to circulate in our own day. The film will then be shown, followed by a discussion afterward.
This is a bizarre and provocative film that in many ways exceeds Lee’s attempt to control its message. The relation of art and propaganda — a perennial concern for black artistis after the Civil War — is a good subject to discuss for Black History Month.