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First Roles, Famous Actors: Jungle Fever
May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
A married black lawyer named Flipper (Wesley Snipes) begins an affair with Angie (Annabella Sciorra), his white secretary. When the news is leaked through an acquaintance, Flipper’s wife (Lonette McKee) kicks him out of the house. Flipper decides to begin courting his mistress, only to be greeted by disapproval from friends, family and even strangers. The relationship continues to be strained in a society not ready to accept it, and people are hurt during its inception. In Spike Lee’s fifth feature-length film, we get to see the debut performance from not only Halle Berry, but Queen Latifah as well.
Central Cinema Nights is a movie screening in the Central Library’s Durwood Film Vault taking place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we watch and discuss documentaries and feature films in a socially conscious setting, chosen to fit a monthly theme. This month’s theme: First Roles, Famous Actors.
This May we are showcasing films in our collection that were the first roles for famous actors. From funny, to gritty, and on to absurd; these films were the first steps for these actors on their roads to fame.
Everyone is welcome! Movie screenings at the Central Library are always FREE and open to the public.