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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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  • Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'

    Center Stage gives area premiere of 'Wild with Happy'
    Journeys of one kind or another — emotional, physical, spiritual — are at the heart of Colman Domingo's 2012 play "Wild with Happy," receiving its Baltimore premiere at Center Stage. There isn't just a road trip in this work, but a car chase....
  • 'At Middleton' first feature film for Baltimore-born director

    'At Middleton' first feature film for Baltimore-born director
    Adam Rodgers and his grandfather thought they were taking the train to Philadelphia to check out colleges. But the cinema gods had other things in mind. "We're coming up the escalator," the Baltimore-born director recalled, "and I see this dolly track,...
  • Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child secretly weds in Costa Rica

    Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child secretly weds in Costa Rica
    Kelly Rowland has put on a "Happy Face"! The Destiny's Child alum has reportedly married her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. The "Dirty Laundry" songstress, 33, real name Kelendria Rowland, wed Witherspoon on Friday in Costa Rica, according to...
  • 25 years of summer movie hits

    25 years of summer movie hits
    No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did. Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
  • Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee

    Film academy celebrates Hollywood iconoclast Spike Lee
    The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up. Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...
  • Film industry group encourages advertisers' anti-piracy efforts

    Film industry group encourages advertisers' anti-piracy efforts
    In its battle against online piracy, Hollywood hopes it has found an important ally: the ad industry. CreativeFuture -- an anti-piracy group of film and TV companies and organizations -- on Thursday sent a letter to advertising associations...
  • Monday's TV highlights: 'American Revolutionary' on 'POV' and more

    Monday's TV highlights: 'American Revolutionary' on 'POV' and more
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 29 - July 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Under the Dome Stephen King wrote the...
  • Ruby Dee dies: Five of her memorable movies

    When the prolific actress and activist Ruby Dee died Wednesday at age 91, she left behind a show-business career that spanned seven decades on stage and screen, as well a legacy of breaking down barriers for black performers. Here are but five of her...
  • World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on

    World Cup 2014: Spike Lee, Fernando Meirelles get their game on
    The World Cup tends to see plenty of artistry on the pitch. But this is also that quadrennial time when Madison Avenue reaches beyond its usual precincts and ensures we’re likely to see some dazzling creativity during commercial breaks too. Four...
  • Don Cheadle launches crowd-funding campaign for Miles Davis movie

    Don Cheadle launches crowd-funding campaign for Miles Davis movie
    Don Cheadle is looking for some green to fund a film about the man who made "Kind of Blue." Cheadle intends to star in and make his directorial debut on "Miles Ahead," a movie about the iconic jazz trumpeter, bandleader and composer Miles Davis, and has...
  • Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, acclaimed actress and civil rights activist, dies at 91
    When Ruby Dee was in high school, she couldn't get a part in the drama club's upcoming production. Nothing personal, the club's head explained: There were just no roles for maids. "I never inquired again," Dee later wrote. "And I never went to see any...