Egyptian Theatre
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Sat, Dec 8, 2018 - Sun, Dec 9, 2018
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SPIKE LEE: 4 FROM 40 ACRES

Since his feature film debut in 1986, Spike Lee has been instrumental in transforming the face of American filmmaking, helping jump-start the independent film scene and giving a new and utterly distinct voice to black cinema. With a combination of relentless energy, attitude and just plain street smarts, Lee and his production company, 40 Acres and A Mule, have become major critical and commercial forces in the industry. Along with narrative features, his growing body of work includes acclaimed documentary and television projects.

As a writer, director, producer and actor, Lee has placed the nature of race relations in America at the center of his frame. Fighting (both on screen and off) the stereotypes of blacks on screen, the filmmaker brings rich, complex characters to life in stories ranging from the intimate family drama of CROOKLYN to the ambitious biopic MALCOLM X, starring Denzel Washington as the famed African-American leader. Lee’s work should also be noted for its sheer beauty and cinematic verve; the landmark DO THE RIGHT THING is but one example of his amazing fusion of sound and image, dazzling hip-hop rhythms and supple, expressive camerawork.

Lee’s latest is BLACKKKLANSMAN, the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The incredible true story of a black Colorado Springs police detective (John David Washington) who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, the film is set in the 1970s but is just as bracingly relevant in today’s tumultuous world. It’s the perfect illustration of Spike Lee’s unique ability to challenge viewers to connect the entertainment they see on screens with the real world they see around them.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise.

We are thrilled to welcome Spike Lee to the Egyptian Theatre!
Egyptian TheatreSat, Dec 8, 2018 - Sun, Dec 9, 2018
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Spike Lee In Person!
Sat, Dec 8, 2018 - 4:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Spike Lee In Person!
Sat, Dec 8, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Spike Lee In Person!
Sun, Dec 9, 2018 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre