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February 20, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brentwood Arts Exchange
3901 Rhode Island Avenue
Brentwood, MD 20722
301-2177-2863; TTY 301-699-2544
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Black History Month Film: The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Thursday, February 20, 2020

All Ages

Noir Auteur: Curated by Dawne Langford

Directed by Ivan Dixon, USA, 1973 (102 min.) 
To improve his standing with black voters, a white Senator starts a campaign for the CIA to recruit black agents. However, all are graded on a curve and doomed to fail, except for a soft-spoken veteran named Dan Freeman. After grueling training in guerrilla warfare, clandestine operations, and unarmed combat, he is assigned a meager job as the CIA’s token black employee. After five years of racist and stereotyped treatment by his superiors, he returns to his native Chicago to work for a social services agency, by day. By night, he trains a street gang to be the vanguard in an upcoming race war, using all that the CIA has taught him.