Coming to America
Videology (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn)
Videology presents Fresh Prints: We’re bringing it back to the first dates, sleepovers and mall movies of the 1990s – when Clinton was president, jeans were baggy and crack was wack. Revisit the classics you forgot that you forgot with us. Each month we’ll select a hip-hop flick from the 80s/90s and pair with music of the era. Throwback jamz by Living Single (SISTA/SISTA) after every screening.
For the most intense bath tub scene on film, Arsenio Hall in drag, and all the best in late 80s tribal fashion, look no further than COMING TO AMERICA.
Eddie Murphy stars as Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of a fictitious, wealthy African country Zamunda. (A role which may or may not have inspired his turn as an Egyptian Pharoah in “Remember the Time” (unconfirmed).) Rebelling against the wishes of the King (James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer) Prince Akeem and his sidekick/personal butler Semmi (Arsenio Hall) move to Queens. “What better place to find a queen than the city of Queens?”