School Daze

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School Daze ★★★ 1988 (R)

Direc tor/writer/star Lee's second outing is a rambunctious comedy (with a message, of course) set at an African-American college in the South. Skimpy plot revolves around the college's homecoming weekend and conflict among frats and sororities and Af rican-Americans who would lose their racial identity and others who assert it. En tertaining and thought provoking. A glimpse at Lee's “promise,” fulfilled in “Do the Right Thing.” 114m/C VHS, DVD . Spike Lee, Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, Tisha Campbell, Ossie Davis, Joe Seneca, Art Evans, Ellen Holly, Branford Marsalis, Bill Nunn, Kadeem Hardison, Darryl M. Bell, Joie Lee, Tyra Ferrell, Jasmine Guy, Gregg Burge, Kasi Lemmons, Samuel L. Jackson, Phyllis Hyman, James Bond III; D: Spike Lee; W: Spike Lee; C: Ernest R. Dickerson; M: Bill Lee.