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Free Friday Films: Love & Basketball

2024-02-23 14:00:00 2024-02-23 16:00:00 America/New_York Free Friday Films: Love & Basketball From Stage to Screen: Celebrating Black Yale School of Drama Alumni Ives Main Library - Community Program Room

Friday, February 23
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-23 14:00:00 2024-02-23 16:00:00 America/New_York Free Friday Films: Love & Basketball From Stage to Screen: Celebrating Black Yale School of Drama Alumni Ives Main Library - Community Program Room

Ives Main Library

Community Program Room

From Stage to Screen: Celebrating Black Yale School of Drama Alumni

For this month's theme, our films will feature Black actors who starred in a Yale Repertory Theater production while attending the Yale School of Drama and then went on to star in feature films in Hollywood! Primetime Emmy Award and Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan graduated with an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. She starred as Agnes in the 1994 Yale Repertory Theater production of Moliere’s “The School for Wives” while attending the program.  
 
The 2000 film “Love & Basketball” is about Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps), who are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart. For her role, Sanaa earned an NCAAP Image Award and BET Award, as well as nominations from the Independent Spirit Awards and Black Reel Awards.  
 
“Love & Basketball” is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 2 hours and 4 minutes.  

AGE GROUP: | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Literature, Arts, and Culture |

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