Tag Archives: Spike Lee

Monday Open Thread | Spike Lee calls on America to mobilize for the 2020 election

Filmmaker Spike Lee gave a short history of his ancestors’ rise from slavery to him standing on the stage at the Academy Awards, accepting an Oscar, during his speech. But it was his call for mobilization that drew loud cheers … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art: Eric Garner And Radio Raheem Die At The Hands Of The NYPD Chokehold

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Saturday Open Thread | The Films of Spike Lee

This week, we’ve explored the films of Spike Lee. 2000 Bamboozled Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fall-out from … Continue reading

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Friday Open Thread | The Films of Spike Lee

This week, we’re exploring the films of Spike Lee. 1996 Get on the Bus Get on the Bus is a 1996 film about a group of African-American men who are taking a cross-country bus trip in order to participate in … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread | The Films of Spike Lee

This week, we’re exploring the films of Spike Lee. 1992 Malcolm X Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical motion picture about the African-American figure Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee, the film stars Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | The Films of Spike Lee

This week, we’re exploring the films of Spike Lee. 1990 Mo’ Better Blues Mo’ Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed.[1] It follows a period in the life of … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | The Films of Spike Lee

This week, we’re exploring the films of Spike Lee. 1988 School Daze School Daze is a 1988 American musical-drama film, written and directed by Spike Lee, and starring Laurence Fishburne, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tisha Campbell-Martin. Based in part on Spike … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | The Films of Spike Lee

This week, we’ll be exploring the films of Spike Lee. Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 … Continue reading

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President Obama Goes to the World Famous Apollo Theater

capitalnewyork.com Where dreams are born & legends are made On Thursday night, after an evening event at the home of Spike Lee, President Obama will host a star-studded concert at the Apollo Theater, headlined by Al Green and India.Arie. At … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL-Thursday Open Thread

Mo’ Better Blues is a 1990 drama film starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee, who also directed. It follows a period in the life of a fictional jazz trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (played by Washington) as a series of … Continue reading

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