Thursday Movie Night- Da 5 Bloods


Thursday April 22, 2021

    6:00 PM


Da 5 Bloods is a 2020 American war drama film directed, produced, and co-written by Spike Lee. It stars Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Johnny Trí Nguy?n, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Pääkkönen, Jean Reno, and Chadwick Boseman. The film's plot follows a group of four aging Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader, as well as the treasure they buried while serving there.

Originally written by Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo in 2013, the script was re-worked by Lee and Kevin Willmott following the pair's successful collaboration in BlacKkKlansman (2018). The cast joined in February 2019 and filming began a month later, lasting through June and taking place in Southeast Asia. With a production budget of $35–45 million, it is among Lee's most expensive films.

The film was released by Netflix on June 12, 2020. It received acclaim from critics, who praised the direction, themes, and Lindo's performance, with many considering it among Lee's best works. The film received numerous awards and nominations, including for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, and was named by the National Board of Review as the Best Film of 2020.