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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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  • 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....
  • '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,...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars: All Stars' recap, Michael Jackson night

    'Dancing with the Stars: All Stars' recap, Michael Jackson night
    Tonight is a tribute to Michael Jackson's "Bad" and the show starts with pros and the troupe performing to two of the album's "monster hits" — "Smooth Criminal" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." I wish we were getting a "Thriller? tribute instead of a...
  • 25 movies added to National Film Registry

    25 movies added to National Film Registry
    From the MIchael Sragow Gets Reel blog: Today the Library of Congress announced 25 more selections for the National Film Registry. The Registry is designed to highlight the American cinema's broad social-cultural significance as well as mark its key...
  • UMBC president named among world's most influential leaders

    UMBC president named among world's most influential leaders
    Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the longtime president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County whose trailblazing work in educating minority students in the sciences has catapulted the university onto the national stage, has been recognized as one of the...
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings lives in a Spike Lee joint

    Congressman Elijah Cummings lives in a Spike Lee joint
    Rep. Elijah Cummings wants folks to know that he's keeping it real. Like really, really, really real. Starting with where he lives. He told a crowd at Howard University Wednesday just how down-and-dirty real his Baltimore neighborhood is. “I...
  • After summer of flops, a season of quality?

    Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...
  • In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly

    In sports, some feuds can be set aside if only briefly
    In some cases, bad blood comes with an expiration date. LeBron James is headed back to Cleveland to play for owner Dan Gilbert. That might have been unthinkable four years ago, when James announced he was taking his talents to South Beach to play for...
  • Don Cheadle's Miles Davis Movie Tops $325,000 Crowdfunding Goal

    Jazz lovers have shown strong support for Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biopic "Miles Ahead," which has topped its crowdfunding campaign goal of $325,000. With 11 hours to go on the six-week Indiegogo campaign, the project had hit $335,766 from 1,984...
  • Boca Black Film Festival aims to feature Florida's homegrown talent

    Boca Black Film Festival aims to feature Florida's homegrown talent
    With last year's departure of the country's most prominent black film festival from Miami Beach, a Palm Beach State College professor hopes to fill that void with the Boca Black Film Festival that starts next week. The American Black Film Festival was in...
  • Spike Lee, Cast Talk 25th Anniversary of 'Do the Right Thing' in Brooklyn

    On a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Brooklyn, gaggles of film fans, black historians and political activists -- not to mention Fort Greene locals -- convened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theater for closing night of the BAMCinemafest and a...
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