"4 Little Girls," a Spike Lee documentary, to be screened October 9, 2015

Film was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar

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Still from Spike Lee documentary "4 Little Girls"

ALBANY, NY (09/24/2015)(readMedia)-- 4 LITTLE GIRLS (United States, 1997, 102 minutes, color, directed by Spike Lee) will be shown on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, on the University at Albany's downtown campus. Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute as part of its Classic Film Series, the screening is free and open to the public.

Nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar, Spike Lee's masterpiece of nonfiction filmmaking chronicles an American tragedy and turning point of the Civil Rights Movement: the 1967 bombing of an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama. The Los Angeles Times said "Lee has made some of the most hard-edged and unsettling American films on racism and its effects. Yet none has been as moving as this."

For additional information contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.