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Spike Lee

Spike Lee
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films.
Shelton Jackson Lee, better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor, whose movies often examine controversial social and political issues. Brooklyn is the backdrop for many of his films, which he labels as "A Spike Lee Joint." Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Mo' Better Blues, Jungle Fever are some of his better-known films. « Show less

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  • Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row

    Indie heist comedy stakes out Chicago's Jewelers Row
    While Spike Lee's "Chiraq" has been sucking up much of the oxygen lately, a smaller movie project quietly began filming in town this week.
  • Spike Lee breaks silence on 'Chiraq': 'Everything I've done has led up to this film'

    Spike Lee breaks silence on 'Chiraq': 'Everything I've done has led up to this film'
    Details about Spike Lee's "Chiraq" remain elusive, but a news conference Thursday revealed a bit more about Lee and his collaborators' intentions. This much we know: Lee considers the project a culmination of a nearly 30 year career. A reluctance to...

    Spike Lee defends 'Chiraq' title for movie about Chicago

    Flanked by parents holding photographs of the children they've lost to gun violence in Chicago, filmmaker Spike Lee on Thursday defended his choice to make a movie about the city with the Iraq-inspired title "Chiraq." "This is not a joke. This is not a...

    For those at 'Chiraq' casting call, Spike Lee is doing the right thing

    For those at 'Chiraq' casting call, Spike Lee is doing the right thing
    For those itching for a role as an extra in Spike Lee's upcoming film, "Chiraq," Saturday's casting call line seemed to stretch for miles. Young South Side kids sat on the pavement outside Auburn-Gresham's St. Sabina Catholic Church and scooted along on...

    A Whole Foods for millennials: Same sort of cheese, just not as aged?

    A Whole Foods for millennials: Same sort of cheese, just not as aged?
    Whole Foods looks to launch a new string of less-pricey markets aimed at millennials. If it retains the elite chain's appeal, maybe they can call it Wholier Foods. Zynga, the company behind FarmVille and Mafia Wars, says it will cut costs by dropping 364...