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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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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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. This is the first feature film...
  • Dave Chappelle joins cast of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

    Dave Chappelle joins cast of Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'
    Confirmed details about who is the cast of Spike Lee's "Chiraq" have been few and far between, but the director himself dropped a major hint late Wednesday. "The Great David Chapelle Is All Aboard Da CHA-RAQ Peace Train," he wrote in a post on Twitter...
  • 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...
  • Alderman protesting "Chiraq" movie signs block party permit

    A Chicago alderman has signed on to an annual block party sponsored by a Roman Catholic church despite the pastor's support of movie director Spike Lee and his new movie. Earlier this week, Alderman David Moore Moore said he opposed the permit because of...
  • Alderman protesting "Chiraq" refuses permit for block party

    A Chicago alderman who wants director Spike Lee to change the title of his upcoming movie about black-on-black violence says he will not approve the closing of a street for an annual block party. Alderman David Moore says the party planned by St. Sabina'...
  • Open Thread: The Week in Review

    What's on your radar this week? Some topics for your consideration: Freshman Ald. David Moore picks an ill-advised fight with Rev. Michael Pfleger -- Moore, 17th, is denying a block-party permit to St. Sabina Catholic Church for its annual wing-ding...
  • Why 'Chiraq' has Chicago so tied up in knots

    Why 'Chiraq' has Chicago so tied up in knots
    Last week, Spike Lee was around town filming his movie about violence in Chicago, provisionally titled "Chiraq," or maybe "Chi-raq." And Chicago's politicians, opinion leaders and many citizens remain deeply conflicted about how to respond....
  • Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies welcome baby No. 2

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Daniel Gillies welcome baby No. 2
    They're all that! Rachael Leigh Cook and Daniel Gillies have had another baby. The "She's All That" actress and "The Originals" actor welcomed a baby boy on Saturday in Los Angeles, according to E! News. The little guy, named Theodore Vigo Sullivan...