SET IT OFF
Saturday, February 8
(1996, F. Gary Gray) “Rob a bank? Sure, why not. Each of the four L.A. housing-project girlfriends who get into the heist business in Set It Off has been messed up by the system, and none have anything to lose. Frankie (Vivica A. Fox) was recently fired from her bank-teller job. Tisean (Kimberly Elise), a single mother, has lost her toddler son to child welfare until she can come up with the money she needs to pay for child care while she cleans offices. Cleo (Queen Latifah), a raucous, pot-smoking lesbian, is always up for messing around. And Stony (Jada Pinkett-Smith), in shock after cops kill her brother in a case of mistaken identity, just wants the means to get out.” – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly. 35mm. Approx. 123 min.