AFI AWARDS celebrates DA 5 BLOODS with all-new content featuring the film’s star and director. Delroy Lindo accepts the honor of the AFI AWARDS on behalf of the creative body and presents the film to the public of the AFI Movie Club. Director Spike Lee broadcasts “from the world headquarters of Forty Acres and a Mule in the People’s Republic of Brooklyn, New York” and guides audiences through the intense river market scene.
AFI AWARDS Jury Rationale: DA 5 BLOODS honors the undying bond of friendship amid the ongoing battle to understand the horrors of the Vietnam War. Spike Lee’s mastery of the explosive reaches new emotional heights in this time-spanning tale – as he elevates the art form to fulfill his undeniably epic ambition. The enduring trauma of war and peace is embodied by Delroy Lindo, whose powerfully fractured performance anchors the fearless ensemble’s journey to forgiveness – while the spirit of Chadwick Boseman looms large. A HAUNTING depiction of heroism.
The AFI AWARDS celebration is sponsored by Audi, which has supported AFI programs for 17 years. To commemorate each of the AFI AWARDS winners, Audi has created the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship Initiative offering scholarships in the winners’ names to women and BIPOC Scholars at the AFI Conservatory – for a total contribution of $250,000. Congratulations to Davis Northern, Directing Fellow, recipient of the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship on behalf of AFI AWARDS Honoree DA 5 BLOODS.