Monday, August 17, 2015

Post-film discussion with Angel Nafis! 35mm print

“Bye, Felicia!” Friday was hailed as an instant classic the moment it hit theaters in 1995, thanks to a breakout performance by Chris Tucker and its loving send-up of familiar black neighborhood figures. For tonight’s guest, poet Angel Nafis, whose work has been compared to Ntozake Shange and June Jordan, seeing her world reflected on screen was a powerful experience, but even more important was the presence of “impossibly fine” actress Nia Long, as a “black girl next door” who wasn’t a stereotype. Nafis found a rare on-screen role model, and felt, “almost itchy with the desire to put her face near my face.” Don’t miss this special 20th anniversary screening.

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1995
  • Running Time 89 minutes
  • Director F. Gary Gray

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