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October 3, 2018, 7:00 PM
Six Week Film School: Classic Broadway Stage to Stylized Hollywood Screen
An African-American man named Clay (Al Freeman Jr.) rides the New York City subway and becomes the fixation of a white woman, Lula (Shirley Knight), who is seemingly sexually attracted to him. Lula's brazen attempt to seduce Clay in public feels menacing, and he rejects her advances. She becomes increasingly threatening and Clay eventually snaps, no longer able to remain polite in the face of her anger. His reaction, though, has severe repercussions. Directed by Anthony Harvey. FREE to attend. NR / 55 min.
Join your professor, Dr. McBride, for a discussion following the film.
The Six Week Film School is co-sponsored by Illinois State University's Department of English and the Normal Theater. Notes on this class screening can be found under Six Week Film School.