Malcolm X

It had a receptive audience of one.

When this biopic hit theaters in 1992, I was the lone person in a seat for the first matinee on opening day in Oak Harbor, Washington.

Three-and-a-half hours later, as I staggered outside, overwhelmed by the power of Spike Lee’s film, and Denzel Washington’s fire-breathing lead performance, I was sure of one thing.

This was going to win Oscars, and a lot of them.

So, my 21-year-old self was naïve…

But, Oscars come and go. This film, and the life of its protagonist, endure.

A power house then, a power house now.


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