Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Crooklyn
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.
Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
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