Directed by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee and featuring an all-star cast that includes Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors and Chadwick Boseman in one of his final roles, DA 5 BLOODS (2020) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “DA 5 BLOODS honors the eternal bond of friendship amidst the ongoing battle to comprehend the horrors of the Vietnam War. Spike Lee’s mastery of the explosive reaches new emotional heights in this time-embracing narrative – as he elevates the art form to meet 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 toward forgiveness – while Chadwick Boseman’s spirit looms large as a haunting portrayal of heroism.”
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