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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....
  • 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...
  • 'At Middleton' first feature film for Baltimore-born director

    'At Middleton' first feature film for Baltimore-born director
    Adam Rodgers and his grandfather thought they were taking the train to Philadelphia to check out colleges. But the cinema gods had other things in mind. "We're coming up the escalator," the Baltimore-born director recalled, "and I see this dolly track,...
  • CANNES: 6 Sales Boards 'Manos Sucias' For Foreign Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

    MADRID - Tribeca winner "Manos Sucias," a pioneering U.S.-Colombia production exec-produced by Spike Lee, has been acquired for worldwide sales by 6 Sales in the run-up to Cannes. WME Global is handling the picture's U.S. sale. The feature debut of U.S....
  • CANNES: Pretty Pictures Takes France, Germany, Benelux, Switzerland on 'Manos Sucias' (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS - In a multi-territory deal which reps a large vote of confidence - and passion - for a first feature, James Velaise's Paris-based Pretty Pictures has closed not only France - its usual home territory - but also Germany, Benelux and Switzerland on...
  • Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Idris Elba Featured on Pepsi's Visual Soccer Album

    Pepsi is getting ready for next month's World Cup with "Beats of the Beautiful Game," its first "visual soundtrack" that will include 11 songs and films from an eclectic group of artists and filmmakers including Janelle Monae, Timbaland, Spike Lee and...
  • Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child secretly weds in Costa Rica

    Kelly Rowland of Destiny's Child secretly weds in Costa Rica
    Kelly Rowland has put on a "Happy Face"! The Destiny's Child alum has reportedly married her manager and boyfriend Tim Witherspoon. The "Dirty Laundry" songstress, 33, real name Kelendria Rowland, wed Witherspoon on Friday in Costa Rica, according to...
  • 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...
  • 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...