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FILM SCREENINGS

  • George Dumpson's Place

    1965. USA. Ed Emshwiller. 8 min.

  • She's Gotta Have It

    1986. USA. Spike Lee. 88 min.

Saturday, September 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • George Dumpson's Place

    1965. USA. Directed by Ed Emshwiller. Music by Bill Lee, Jay Berliner, Stuart Scharf. A poetic portrait of an outsider artist who, in Emshwiller's words, "created a small universe with what he found and could carry on his homemade wagon." 8 min.

  • She's Gotta Have It

    1986. USA. Written and directed by Spike Lee. Music by Bill Lee. With Tracy Camilla Johns, Spike Lee, Tommy Redmond Hicks. A critical and commercial sensation, Lee's hilarious and trenchant feature debut follows the free-spirited, free-thinking, and free-loving Nola Darling as she toys with three very different suitors. Lee, whose films have employed music from such diverse sources as Aaron Copland, John Coltrane, and Public Enemy, here uses dulcet melodies written by his father Bill, a noted jazz composer and bassist. The score is distinguished by a sensuous clarinet line that embodies the film's lingering eroticism. 88 min.

In conjunction with the exhibition Jazz Score

In the Film exhibition Jazz Score

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