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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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  • Venice Film Fest Critics' Week Unveils Lineup Of Nine Promising First Works

    ROME -- The Venice Film Festival's 29th Critics' Week has unveiled its lineup of nine first works, including eight world preems, featuring fresh pics from Europe, China, Vietnam, Iran, and Palestine. Just like last year, the U.S. is absent. The...
  • Where is the love? Hit show 'Passing Strange' still hasn't played L.A.

    Where is the love? Hit show 'Passing Strange' still hasn't played L.A.
    “Hey, Mr. L.A., I know a place that you can stay.” Thus begins the hypnotic number “Keys” from “Passing Strange,” the critically acclaimed 2008 Broadway musical by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (created in collaboration...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 17 - 23, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Too Cute! Pint Sized Litters of puppies...
  • Obama on 'acting white'

    Obama on 'acting white'
    Being president, Barack Obama commands the attention of all Americans when he addresses matters involving war, the economy, the budget and immigration. But being the first black president, he has a unique authority to address matters of race, particularly...
  • Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Movie Tops $325,000 Crowdfunding Goal

    Jazz lovers have shown strong support for Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead," which has topped its crowdfunding campaign goal of $325,000. With 11 hours to go on the six-week Indiegogo campaign, the project had hit $335,766 from 1,984...
  • 'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' a thrilling look at sea battle

     'The Admiral: Roaring Currents' a thrilling look at sea battle
    Choi Min-sik — the actor best known for "Oldboy," the 2003 Cannes winner remade last year by Spike Lee — assumes the role of legendary Korean Adm. Yi Sun-shin in "The Admiral: Roaring Currents." The film depicts the storied real-life...
  • TV This Week Aug. 10 - 16: 'Legends' on TNT

    TV This Week Aug. 10 - 16: 'Legends' on TNT
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 10 - 16, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY Youngsters pick their pop-culture favorites...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • Don Cheadle Turns to Crowdfunding for Miles Davis Movie

    Don Cheadle has become the latest filmmaker to launch a crowdfunding campaign, seeking to raise $325,000 to support his Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead." Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for...
  • 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...
  • Robert Towne, Cicely Tyson Receiving AFI Degrees

    The American Film Institute is awarding honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to screenwriter Robert Towne and actress Cicely Tyson. The honors, which recognize their "contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image," will be presented...