Striking Iron Film Series: Blade
Wednesday, September 19, 7pm
Dir. Steven Norrington, 1998, 120 min.
Born to a mother bitten by a vampire, Blade (Wesley Snipes) possesses all the strengths of a vampire and none of its weaknesses. He and his allies endeavor to wage war on technologically advanced vampires and an evil overlord who plans to extinguish the human race. Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson co-star.
Striking Iron Film Series
Iron’s elemental strength has inspired fantastical narratives around science and invention across visual genres—especially film. This summer series celebrates black superheroes and vigilantes through comedies and action films featuring Robert Townsend, Damon Wayans, and Wesley Snipes. Escape the warm summer evenings in our cool auditorium with free screenings on the third Wednesday of the month.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.
About the Exhibition
Striking Iron is a major international traveling exhibition that reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, and astonishing artistry.