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CLOCKERS (1995) - 'That's The Joint!' Director Taster: Spike Lee

  • dir. SPIKE LEE
  • year. 1995
  • country. USA
  • run-time. 2h 8min
  • rating. 18

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 19:00 - Film 19:30

Back again with another Director Taster Season, this time we present to you 'That's The Joint!', our celebration of all things Spike Lee.

Train-fixated teenager Strike (Phifer) sells drugs for a local boss and is in line for promotion, on one condition: he must carry out a hit. Strike’s brother (Washington) confesses to the crime, but tough cop Rocco (Keitel) isn’t having it. Shot in a murkily handheld vérité style and written by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of), this Martin Scorsese-produced portrait of urban violence is a passionate, bruising interrogation of the drug trade, and a clear antecedent to The Wire.

Sharp, vibrant, and alive.
— Flavorwire
Superbly acted... sober, mournful and meditative expressionism.
— Time Out
Has the bones of a murder mystery... but in Lee’s hands, the material becomes a morality play mixed with a sociological case study.
— AV Club
Earlier Event: January 14
Later Event: January 19