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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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  • 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...
  • Entertainment Education: Film School Programs Overseas

    Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Rome The National Film School, launched in 1935 as the Experimental Cinematography Centre, is the oldest school of cinema in the world. Specializing in teaching cinematographic and audiovisual art and technique,...
  • John Turturro blends art and mammon

    John Turturro blends art and mammon
    "Thank you. I try. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. You never know." Over lunch downtown, John Turturro is taking a compliment, somewhat bashfully, regarding his hardy film and stage career, and in particular his performance (the first of his...
  • 'Armstrong Lie' Director Alex Gibney Wins AFI's Guggenheim Honor

    The American Film Institute has selected documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney ("The Armstrong Lie") as its AFI Docs Charles Guggenheim honoree. The honor will be presented June 20 at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and include a presentation of...
  • Alex Gibney to Be Honored at AFI Docs Festival

    Alex Gibney will be the AFI Docs Charles Guggenheim honoree during the American Film Institute's 12th edition, to be held June 18-22 in D.C. and Silver Spring, Md. The award salutes "masters of the non-fiction art form who inspire audiences by...
  • 51 Finalists Chosen for Student Academy Awards

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has selected 41 students from 23 U.S. colleges and universities, and 10 students from foreign universities, as finalists in its annual Student Academy Awards competition. The Student Academy Awards were...
  • Jaden Smith to star in film of James McBride's 'The Good Lord Bird'

    Jaden Smith will play Little Onion, the young slave who joins John Brown's team of abolitionists in a film adaptation of James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird," Deadline reports. The satirical take on a serious era in America's history won McBride the...
  • Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail

    Resurrection story inspires on Prophet's campaign trail
    The kids at Compton YouthBuild can be a tough audience. Many come from broken homes, flunked out of multiple schools, even spent time in jail. By the last day of Black History Month, some at the alternative school — which looks boarded shut from...
  • F&ME, JaJa Kick Off Lensing on 'Streetkids United II' in Rio

    LONDON -- Feature documentary "Streetkids United II -- The Girls From Rio," the sequel to the 2011 Berlinale entry, has kicked off lensing in Brazil. The second film -- in what is to become a series -- is being produced by the U.K.'s F&ME and the...
  • Film Review: 'Manos sucias'

    Two impoverished fishermen from Colombia's Pacific coast transport drugs for cash in "Manos sucias," a rocky feature debut from New York-based helmer Josef Wladyka, here working with a non-pro cast that evinces more enthusiasm than finesse. Although it...
  • SXSW: Dana Brunetti Knocks Zach Braff, Spike Lee for Crowdfunding

    Never one to mince words, Dana Brunetti criticized Zach Braff and Spike Lee for utilizing crowdfunding at SXSW on Sunday. In a Q&A with Randi Zuckerberg, the outspoken "House of Cards" producer singled out the filmmakers because those celebrities...