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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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  • 'Most Outrageous Character in modern sports history' coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center

     
    The athlete ESPN ranked as the No. 1 Most Outrageous Character in modern sports history, is coming to Sands Bethlehem Event Center. Mike Tyson, who held heavyweight boxing championships 1986-90 and in 1996, will bring his hit one-man Broadway show,......
  • 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' has solid debut in limited release

    Opening on a crowded holiday weekend during which "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" broke Thanksgiving records, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" made a solid box-office debut in four theaters. The Weinstein Co. film,...
  • Berlin Film Festival Plans Tributes to Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maximilian Schell

    BERLIN -- The Berlin Film Festival has added two special screenings to honor the memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell, who both died recently. To celebrate the life of Hoffman, the festival will screen Bennett Miller's "Capote" at...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman's NYC Funeral Draws Long List of Hollywood Friends

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Philip Seymour Hoffman's private funeral was held in Manhattan on Friday, with stars Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn paying their respects to an actor widely considered among the best...
  • Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival

    Isaiah Washington shows paternal instinct at Pan African Film Festival
    Former "Grey's Anatomy" star Isaiah Washington, who has three projects in the 22nd annual Pan African Film Festival running through this weekend, says the fatherly thread in his latest projects is no coincidence. The actor portrays a small-town father...
  • Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2

     Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2
    NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
  • Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'

    Blood, sweat and crowdfunding for 'Life Itself'
    Late Monday afternoon, the lobby of the Gene Siskel Film Center was thick with expectations. The money guys hovered. They were about to see the result of their investments — they were about to see "Life Itself," the new Steve James documentary about...
  • Keeping things 'In Secret,' Elizabeth Olsen gets an adrenaline rush

    Keeping things 'In Secret,' Elizabeth Olsen gets an adrenaline rush
    When writer-director Charlie Stratton decided to dust off "Thérèse Raquin," Émile Zola's scandalous 1867 novel of love, lust and murder, and make it accessible for modern film audiences, he had to find the right actress to embody the complicated heroine....
  • Lupita Nyong'o honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon

    Lupita Nyong'o honored at Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon
    The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o of...
  • Lionsgate And Italy's Leone Film Group Ink Long-Term Output Deal

    ROME - Lionsgate has inked a long-term output deal with Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, which is rapidly becoming a major Italo distributor, one year after their output deal with...
  • 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...
  • SXSW Film Review: 'Wild Canaries'

    Classic mystery conventions have provided fertile creative ground for any number of young American filmmakers in recent years, as evidenced by Rian Johnson's "Brick," Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather" and now Lawrence Michael Levine's "Wild Canaries."...