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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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  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...