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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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  • Movie about Obamas' first date to begin filming in Chicago next month

    Movie about Obamas' first date to begin filming in Chicago next month
    “Southside With You,” the indie movie about the first date between Barack Obama and his future wife, Michelle Robinson, begins shooting in Chicago July 13 according to Rich Moskal of the Chicago Film Office.
  • Chicago alderman backs off on 'Chiraq' tax credit resolution

    Chicago alderman backs off on 'Chiraq' tax credit resolution
    For the second time in a week, a City Council member has backed away after threatening legislative action to protest the use of the title "Chiraq" for filmmaker Spike Lee's Chicago-based movie. The City Council Finance Committee was set Monday to hold...

    'Chiraq' cameras on hand for St. Sabina peace rally

    'Chiraq' cameras on hand for St. Sabina peace rally
    Some cast members of Spike Lee's in-production movie "Chiraq" took part in a rally calling for peace Friday evening. Auburn Gresham's St. Sabina Catholic Church said in a news release that the rally was an annual end-of-school-year event to "call all...

    British 'Hello Ladies' trades in embarrassment and sentimentality

    British 'Hello Ladies' trades in embarrassment and sentimentality
    Hello Ladies: The Complete Series and the Movie HBO, $19.98 Ricky Gervais gets most of the credit for the classic British sitcoms "The Office" and "Extras," but he created them in partnership with Stephen Merchant, a lanky, awkward comedian who shares...

    Rookie alderman backs off, signs 'Chiraq' block party permit

    Rookie alderman backs off, signs 'Chiraq' block party permit
    A rookie alderman has backed off on his threat to withhold a block party permit for a prominent South Side church that collaborated with filmmaker Spike Lee on a movie that has the working title of “Chiraq.” Earlier this week, Ald. David...