Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: CROOKLYN

March 7, 2023

Crooklyn (Spike Lee, 1994, 115 mins)
Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo lead the cast in a semi-autobiographical family tale written by siblings Spike, Joie, and Cinqué Lee. Set 50 years ago in Bed-Stuy, this "warmly nostalgic coming-of-age drama" is "at once street smart and sweetly sentimental" (Joe Leydon). The Staple Singers, Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Smokey Robinson, and Stevie Wonder grace the soundtrack. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

Free and open to the public. All attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended.

7 p.m. Thursday, April 6

Humanities Quadrangle, Room L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Archive, presented with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.