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LENNY

Part of Weekend Classics: All That Fosse®.

Bob Fosse®’s third feature hones in on controversial comedian Lenny Bruce (Dustin Hoffman), who begins his career telling bad jokes to bored audiences in the 1950s but can't repress his desire to unleash edgier material. When he does, he sets out on a one-man campaign to break down social hypocrisy, and his groundbreaking stage act propels him to cult-hero status. When authorities ban Lenny's act for obscenity, his life becomes a downward spiral of drugs, sex and debt, aided by his bombshell wife—a stripper named Honey (Valerie Perrine). While Fosse’s films were nothing if not reflections of their times, LENNY provides that context and then some. One scene meant to de-claw the power of “the n-word” may not have aged quite as well as the rest. Seen in context to today’s popular Amazon series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” LENNY succeeds in evoking the entertainer who lived and performed somewhere just along the edge.

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Thursday

THE CHAMBERMAID (La camarista): Introduction from Juliana Ospina Cano, Conexión Américas (7:00pm)
THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCOTONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AMPAVAROTTIECHO IN THE CANYONTHE BIGGEST LITTLE FARMTHE CHAMBERMAID (La camarista)THE DEAD DON'T DIE

Friday

MAIDEN: Post-screening discussion with Nashville-based sailors and racers Ashley Evans, Ania Gorska, Laura "Twigs" Johnson, and Kim Rafferty (7:00pm)
TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AMECHO IN THE CANYONMAIDENTHE CHAMBERMAID (La camarista)MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVETHE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Saturday

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AMAPOLLO 11MAIDENFOR ALL MANKINDTHE CHAMBERMAID (La camarista)MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVETHE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCOECHO IN THE CANYON

Sunday

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AMMAIDENECHO IN THE CANYONTHE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCOMARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVETHE CHAMBERMAID (La camarista)FOR ALL MANKINDAPOLLO 11

Monday

ECHO IN THE CANYONTONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AMMAIDENMARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVETHE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO

Tuesday

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
ECHO IN THE CANYONMAIDENMARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVETHE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCODon't Forget About Us: Popular Culture & Black Queer Sexual Politics in America

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