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Co-presented with Alfreda's Cinema

U.S., 1974
Directed by Michael Campus
With Rony Clanton, Don Gordon, Joyce Walker-Joseph
Approx. 104 min. 16mm.

'From adolence to the brink of adulthood, “Education” paints an autobiographical portrait of Sonny Carson as he tries to escape the circumstances of his birth. From a sentence in juvinielle detention to joining the Lords, the film captures the interior life of people who often are only relegated to cautionary tales. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, the often sampled film has been adored by movie and hip hop fans alike. With Rony Clanton, Don Gordon, Joyce Walker, Paul Benjamin, Thomas Hicks, and Mary Alice.' – Black Film Archive

With support from the Ada Katz Fund for Literature in Film.


"The film possesses very real beauty and power...derives its awesome force from what it insists in saying about the American experience." 
The New York Times

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