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SET IT OFF
Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM
Dir. F. Gary Gray | USA | 1996 | 123 min. | R | 35mm

Doors at 7:45pm | Show at 8:00pm

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General Admission Adult - $10.50
General Admission Senior - $8.50
General Admission Student - $9.00
General Admission Military - $9.00
General Admission Child - $8.50
General Admission Group Sale - $9.50

 
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We’re back at it again with another pizza and a movie 90’s blassic! F. Gary Gray’s (the director of Friday) SET IT OFF breaks the mold of traditional heist films by having four strong female protagonists with an unbreakable bond. Each character knows better than to resort to robbing, yet each feel like they’re left without a better choice. Vivica Fox, Kimberly Elise, Jada Pinkett Smith, AND Queen Latifa hold it down in an iconic and undervalued heist film. Queen Latifa’s character, Cleo, might quite possibly be the most gooned-out female in film history, letting hammers fly with little provocation.

SET IT OFF is also featured as a part of our ongoing Music City Mondays. This film's soundtrack was a huge success making it to number four on the Billboard 200 and number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. SET IT OFF featured seven charting singles, and all of the singles had music videos made for them. Arrive early to catch all the music videos from the soundtrack during pre-show while you grab your pizza!

Pizza and a Movie, a co-presentation from Slim & Husky's Pizza Beeria and the Belcourt Theatre, is a series of the best black movies of the 90s.

“...What makes the film special is the way it shows the motivations of its four women, whose lives are in economic crisis. It doesn't justify bank robbery, but it makes a convincing case for the mixture of desperation, impulsiveness and thrill-seeking that catapults its characters from minimum-wage jobs to TV news bulletins.” —Roger Ebert (1996)

“Even for those who don’t see themselves as Black feminists, SET IT OFF makes it impossible not to see the overlapping power structures Black women live in.” —Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, BET

“...Begins as a caper thriller but evolves into a study of female bonding in the face of racial injustice….You want these characters to make it, and their destinies are compelling to behold.” —Andy Webster, New York Times