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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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  • Shakespeare in the Park stages '40s-era 'Othello'

    Allentown's Shakespeare in the Park is growing. The free community production by professional actors in Allentown's scenic Joseph S. Daddona Lake and Terrace, in its seventh year, will have its largest and most complex set ever and, for the first time,...
  • 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...
  • Telluride: From 'Birdman' to 'Mommy,' Festival Soars Above the Fray

    JUSTIN CHANG: How was your Telluride, Scott? Mine was terrific -- though I should note that I don't really have a frame of reference, being a first-timer at this annual mountainside mecca for movie lovers. Still, I'm happy to report that just about...
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first...
  • Michael Brown funeral: Mourners told to turn anger into action

    Michael Brown funeral: Mourners told to turn anger into action
    When the Rev. Al Sharpton called on mourners at the funeral for Michael Brown to begin a nationwide drive for change, Camille Foster thrust her right hand high and leapt from the church pew to her feet. “Yes, sir! Yes, sir!” Foster, 22,...
  • 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...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Amplify, Starz Buy Mike Tyson Documentary 'Champs,' Plan 2015 Release

    Amplify and Starz Digital Media have teamed up to grab North American rights to "Champs" and will release it day-and-date theatrically and on video-on-demand in 2015. Bert Marcus directs the documentary, which looks at three boxing greats -- Mike Tyson,...
  • Kevin Hart: Five movie roles you probably forgot about

    Kevin Hart: Five movie roles you probably forgot about
    A year ago Kevin Hart surprised many film observers  when his stand-up movie "Let Me Explain" seemed to come out of nowhere and hold its own against "Despicable Me 2" and "The Lone Ranger" over the Fourth of July weekend. (It ultimately finished its...
  • Brian Grazer is Hustling to Keep Imagine Entertainment Relevant in Ever-Changing Hollywood

    It's odd to see Brian Grazer chillin'. But there he is -- the frenetic mega-producer -- lounging in his sprawling backyard in Santa Monica, Calif., overlooking the Riviera Country Club, munching on a breakfast of turkey bacon and eggs over easy, drinking...
  • Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future

    Bryant 'scared' about post-basketball future
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says he is “scared” about his future after basketball. Bryant, who turns 36 in August, is under contract with the Lakers for two more seasons. He played just six games last season. After he returned from...