MENACE II SOCIETY at Coolidge Corner

3/13/2017 Coolidge Corner Theatre

Menace II Society follows the life of Caine Lawson as he tries to leave behind his life in the Los Angeles projects. A groundbreaking and defining film of the early ‘90s, Menace II Society stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Samuel L. Jackson and Allen and Albert Hughes in their directorial debut. Entertainment Weekly says, "Menace II Society is brilliant.”

Join us after the film for a conversation with Lisa Simmons, president of The Color of Film Collaborative, and WGBH's Phillip Martin about the shared themes in Menace II Society and Topdog/Underdog.


Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $13 ($11 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.


About Topdog/Underdog

March 10 - April 9, 2017
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre

Lincoln and Booth are brothers: best friends and bitter rivals. Lincoln, a former 3-card monte hustler, works as a Lincoln impersonator in a shooting gallery; Booth is an aspiring grifter.  He tempts his brother to get back in the game, but the consequences could be deadly. Suzan-Lori Parks made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this darkly comic, deeply theatrical fable about family wounds and healing bonds.



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