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Event : Jungle Fever
Category: Movies/Concerts/Plays
Date: 2/11/2019
Time: 07:00 PM
City: Camden
State: Maine
Location: Camden Opera House
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Cinémathèque @ the Camden Opera House is a new monthly film program celebrating the best of classic, foreign, and cult cinema. This thrilling selection for the big screen aims to challenge, invigorate, and promote dialogue. Casual post-show discussions at nearby 40 Paper will follow each screening, including ½ price drinks starting at 9 pm!

 

Join us for the second Cinémathèque screening, with Spike Lee’s infamously provocative JUNGLE FEVER on Monday, February 11 at 7 pm.

 

A successful, happily married black architect begins an affair with his white secretary. The relationship is greeted by disapproval from friends, family, and even strangers in a society not ready to accept it.

 

Since nothing is simple in a Spike Lee movie, the affair in Jungle Fever crosses lines not only of race but of class, morality, family, religion. The black man, Flipper Purify (Wesley Snipes), is an upscale yuppie — an architect living in the aptly named Striver’s Row neighborhood of Harlem. The white woman, Angie Tucci (Annabella Sciorra), is a tough cookie from blue-collar Bensonhurst. Their romance is an impulsive late-night office fling that turns serious when everyone starts pointing fingers at it, and it’s the paranoia behind each of those fingers that really interests this moviemaker.

 

Entertainment Weekly says that Lee’s movies "…are gorgeous hand grenades lobbed straight at the attitudes that audiences — white and black audiences — don’t like to admit they hold.”

 

Starring Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Turturro, with a full original score by Stevie Wonder. Directed by Spike Lee, 1991, USA, 2 hrs. 12 min.

 

Cinémathèque will run Mondays at 7pm; General admission tickets $8, available at the door only. Curated by Joanna Spinks.

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