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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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  • Oscar-Nominated Actress Ruby Dee Dies at 91

    Ruby Dee, best known for her role in 1961's "A Raisin in the Sun" and latterly for her Oscar-nominated turn as Denzel Washington's mother in 2007's "American Gangster," died Wednesday in New York. She was 91. Dee's Oscar nomination in 2008 for her...
  • Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages

     Ruby Dee made her graceful mark on artistic, activist stages
    Ruby Dee packed a lot of power in a tiny package. Barely topping 5 feet, 2 inches, she nevertheless loomed large. Still, there was a softness alongside the steel, a smile gracing her face more often than a frown. There was a kindness in her eyes, a...
  • 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....
  • Film Review: 'Da Sweet Blood of Jesus'

    Although Spike Lee has made it clear from the start that his Kickstarter-funded "blood addiction" drama "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" isn't a remake of 1972's blaxploitation "Blacula," it turns out that the closely guarded project is in fact a remake -- at...
  • 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

    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,...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...