Based on the 1943 Broadway musical, Carmen Jones is an updated version of the George Bizet opera “Carmen” in an African-American setting.  When director Otto Preminger decided to adapt it for the big screen, his goal was to make a dramatic film with music rather than a conventional film musical.  Realizing that movies with an […]

Spike Lee has never been one to shy away from controversy.  In the 1988 film School Daze, Lee gives a semi-autobiographical account of his experience attending Morehouse College, the historically all male black institution in Atlanta, Georgia.  With a satirical eye, Lee explored hot-button topics such as colorism, misogyny, class divisions and apartheid. While School Daze […]