'Jungle Fever,' 20 Years Later

Spike Lee’s iconic film about mixed-heritage relationships will be celebrated at BAM.

BAM Rose Cinemas will present Spike Lee’s iconic 1991 film “Jungle Fever,” which deals with mixed-heritage relationships, to celebrate its 20 year anniversary.

The screening, on November 15 at 7 p.m., will be followed by a discussion in which three panelists respond to the film’s message, two decades later. Participants will be joined by historian Renee Romano, author of Race Mixing: Black-White Marriage in Postwar America and co-editor of The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory; Michele Wallace, film critic, daughter of artist Faith Ringgold, and author of Black Macho and The Myth of The Superwoman and Dark Designs and Visual Culture;  and Imani Perry, author of Prophets of the Hood: Politics and Poetics in Hip Hop and More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States.

The film, starring Wesley Snipes, Annabella Sciorra, Queen Latifah, Samuel L. Jackson and Halle Berry, explores inner-city racism as it deals with a black man from Harlem and his affair with his Italian secretary.

Tickets for the screening are $12 for the public, $7 for BAM and Brooklyn Historical Society members.


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