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Smithsonian National Museum of American Art Film Talk, "Bamboozled"

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), SAAM presents Spike Lee’s biting comedy Bamboozled. This feature film takes a satirical look at the history of African American stereotypes in American culture, following a frustrated African American TV writer who pitches a blackface minstrel show in protest. To his surprise, the show becomes a hit. Marcia Chatelain, Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University, will join us for a discussion following the screening. Rated R (135 minutes; 2000)

Earlier Event: January 24
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Later Event: February 7
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