Malcolm X in 4K

Malcolm X in 4K

Spike Lee’s seminal biographical drama, based on Malcolm X and Alex Haley’s 1965 book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, follows the legendary revolutionary figure as portrayed by Denzel Washington through key periods in his life up to his assassination in 1965. Washington was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the lead role, and costume designer Ruth Carter became the first Black nominee in the category’s history. Of the film’s various periods and the costumes needed to evoke them, Carter has shared: “each stage in his life deserved a different color palette since his mindset was different in all the stages of his life.”

DIRECTED BY: Spike Lee. WRITTEN BY: Spike Lee, Arnold Perl. WITH: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Albert Hall, Al Freeman Jr. 1992. 202 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG-13. 4K DCP.

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