"The college campus in John Singleton's new film is a racial and ideological war zone, where students rarely talk to other students who are not more or less just like themselves. Early in the film, a black freshman is given a tour of the turfs staked out by various racial groups: "There's Chinatown…the Black Hole… Disneyland…South of the Border…" The enforced segregation of the past has been replaced by new, voluntary xenophobia, and a result is a dreary place in which people define themselves by negatives. "HIGHER LEARNING is Singleton's third film, after the great Boyz N the Hood (1991) and the more meandering, romantic Poetic Justice (1993). He may be following, in some way, the threads of his own autobiography, in these three films about teenagers in South Central Los Angeles, young people working for the post office, and now freshmen in college. He sees with a clear eye and a strong will and is not persuaded by fashionable ideologies. His movies are thought-provoking because he uses familiar kinds of characters and then asks hard questions about them." – Roger Ebert (1995)
Venue: IFC Center
323 6th Ave Map
ACTING FOR FILM- One Night Only: Filmmakers Amanda B Goodman and Seth Panman at Patricia Yeazell
Wed | 7PM - 10PM
ACTING FOR FILM 2020 - THE FILM MAKERS. In these bi-monthly series of workshops you will be working directly with professional filmmakers in our intimate, centrally located studio in LIC (NY). In th...
Catvideofest 2020 at Nitehawk Cinema
Sat | 11:30AM
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The Buddhist Trilogy at Japan Society
Through Feb 22 Sat
After making a name for himself in the late sixties as a boundary-pushing writer and director for the sci-fi television series Ultraman, Akio Jissoji went on to emerge as an equally innovative indepen...