As part of the BFI’s Musical season, We Are Parable are hosting an exclusive screening of Spike Lee’s School Daze!
Taking place at the BFI Southbank Monday 18 November, the screening will be introduced by award-winning West End star of Hamilton, actor Jamael Westman.
Packed full with the usual Spike Lee-isms you can expect from one of his joints, School Daze (1988), touches on a wide range of social and political still relevant today. Starring actors, we’d now call legends today, Laurence Fishburne, Tisha Campbell, Giancarlo Esposito, AJ Johnson, Ossie Davis and Lee himself School Daze is set in Black film history as one of the most important musicals in our film canon.
At historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Laurence Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and social movements — one day he hopes to rally the students as a united front. At the other end of the spectrum, Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the head of the biggest fraternity on campus, is more concerned with maintaining a strict social order. In between, Dap’s conflicted cousin, Half-Pint (Spike Lee), spends most of his time rushing the fraternity.