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Malcolm X

3hrs 22mins
Directed by
Spike Lee
Denzel Washington,
Angela Bassett,
Delroy Lindo

Introduced by Rodnell P. Collins, President and Owner of the Malcolm X-Ella L. Little Collins Foundation and House, author of "Seventh Child: A Family Memoir of Malcolm X", and nephew of Malcolm X. 

Anchored by a powerful performance from Denzel Washington, Spike Lee's biopic of legendary civil rights leader Malcolm X brings his autobiography to life with an epic sweep and a nuanced message.

Based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Spike Lee’s biographical drama follows the legendary revolutionary figure through key periods in his life up to his assassination in 1965. Denzel Washington’s electrifying lead performance earned him his first Best Actor nomination.

About Malcolm X - Ella Collins House

The Malcolm X Ella Collins House aims to maintain a legacy of education and human rights by restoring its historic property for public access, and providing scholastic opportunities based on principles championed by Malcolm X. Being the only federal heritage site to be owned and operated by the family of Malcolm X, the MXECH is a stronghold of the personal history of Malcolm and the education of liberation that he cultivated while living in Boston and went on to teach the world. Keeping the ongoing freedom struggle in mind, the MXECH provides educational opportunities that empower global citizens to be advocates for activism, history, the environment and STEM. Additionally the MXECH preserves historical assets to be used as tools for positive social change. On February 12, 2021, the National Register of Historic Places listed the MXECH as a federal landmark within the areas of Human Rights, African American and Native American History. 

In a nod to both the Coolidge's long track record of showcasing innovative, boundary-pushing works of film art as well as the start of construction on our expanded space, the theme of this year’s Big Screen Classics series will be Groundbreaking Films! We look forward to sharing more information about our expansion project throughout the year and hope you will join us for one or more of this year's Big Screen Classics the way they were meant to be seen -- on the big screen!


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