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    US Director Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

    Spike Lee will lead the jury of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and festival organizers hope the provocative American director will “shake things up” at the gathering of the world’s cinema elite.

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Lincoln Center in New York City to Honor Spike Lee in April

    Spike Lee will receive Film at Lincoln Center’s 46th Chaplin Award. Lincoln Center announced Thursday that the 62-year-old filmmaker will be honored in its annual fundraising gala on April 27.

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Tyler Perry Christens New Studio With Help of Oprah, Others

    Tyler Perry officially christened his massive new film studio Saturday, beaming as his fellow entertainment industry luminaries descended on Atlanta and strode a red carpet to his sprawling complex for an opening gala. The attendees warmly greeted Perry, a man who had once been homeless and yet now helmed his own studio, one of the nation’s largest. “I think it’s...

  • Sep 1, 2019

    Filmmaker Nate Parker Apologizes for Being ‘Tone Deaf’

    Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film “The Birth of a Nation.” Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film Festival, he is apologizing for how he responded then. “Standing here today at...

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Spike Lee Hosts ‘Do the Right Thing’ Block Party in Bed-Stuy

    Filmmaker Spike Lee hosted a block party on Sunday in Bedford-Stuyvesant to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his 1989 film “Do the Right Thing.” The party was from 12 to 7 p.m. and hosted on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy — where most of the film was shot. That stretch of Stuyvesant has since been named “Do the Right…

  • Jun 21, 2019

    35 Notables Named Eligible to Receive Stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Spike Lee, along with the late comedian Andy Kaufman, rocker Billy Idol and iconic comic-book superhero Batman are among those newly chosen to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    For Your Weekend: What to Do on Summer Solstice Weekend

    Here are some things to do on the weekend of the summer solstice.

  • Jun 19, 2019

    Tiffany Haddish Explains Why She Won’t Perform in Georgia

    Tiffany Haddish says she chose to join a boycott of Georgia after she read the state’s new anti-abortion legislation. Haddish announced this week that she had cancelled a show in the state and explained her reasoning Tuesday at the launch of a “Harry Potter” mobile augmented-reality game. “The reason that I cancelled the show, is because I read that bill,”...

  • Feb 25, 2019

    Big Oscar Win by ‘Green Book’ Leaves Many Frustrated

    The decision to hand the best film Oscar to “Green Book” continued to be debated Monday, long after the last Champagne glass had finally been emptied. Rarely in Oscar history, after all, has a winning movie prompted a noted guest in the audience, who had just won his first competitive Oscar, to try to storm out of the night’s big...

  • Feb 14, 2019

    Prada Announces Diversity Council After Blackface Outrage

    Italian brand Prada said it is forming a diversity council to “elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large,” a move that follows accusations of racism in the luxury fashion world.

  • Feb 14, 2019

    10 Days Before Show Time, Full-On Revolt Over the Oscars

    Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24.

  • Feb 8, 2019

    Director Spike Lee Boycotts Gucci, Prada Over Blackface

    Director Spike Lee says he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers, following a pair of blackface fashion fails.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    Spike Lee Likes Oscar Odds With ‘BlacKkKlansman’

    Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about a black detective (John David Washington) who leads an undercover investigation of the Klu Klux Klan, won six nominations altogether, including best picture and best adapted screenplay, a nod Lee shared with Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott.

  • Jan 22, 2019

    Female Directors Shut Out of Oscar Nominations

    It was an anticipated takeaway from this year’s Oscar nominations announcement, but that doesn’t make it any less unfortunate: Despite a number of worthy contenders to choose from, female filmmakers were shut out of the directing category. Read More

  • Sep 18, 2018

    Unplugged: Prince’s Posthumous Tape Features Him Singing, Playing Piano

    Fans of Prince expecting his usual pyrotechnic guitar work will be surprised that one of the first official albums released from his fabled vault since his death more than two years ago showcases his jazzy piano playing.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    ‘Late Night’: Lee Talks Charlottesville, ‘BlacKkKlansman’

    “BlackKklansman” director Spike Lee sits down with Seth Meyers to talk about the story behind the movie and the connections between last year’s Charlottesville protest and “BlackKklansman.”

  • Aug 8, 2018

    ‘Tonight’: Spike Lee on Political Climate Mirroring ‘BlacKkKlansman’

    Spike Lee talks to Jimmy Fallon about how he, Jordan Peele and Denzel Washington’s son teamed up to tell the true story of a black man who infiltrated the KKK, and he explains how President Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn hate is reminiscent of that era.

  • Jul 26, 2018

    ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Actor John David Washington Visits News4

    Spike Lee’s new film “BlacKkKlansman” is based on the true story of Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth. Stallworth was the first African-American to serve in the city’s police department, and successfully infiltrated and exposed the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado in the ’70s. John David Washington, who plays Stallworth, talks to News4’s Erika Gonzalez about meeting Stallworth, and how his...

  • Apr 12, 2018

    Spike Lee, Godard Films to Compete at Netflix-Free Cannes

    The director of the Cannes Film Festival called the allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein “an earthquake” for the movie industry — but he said the quality of films, not gender quotas, remained the top factor in selecting this year’s lineup. Organizers on Thursday unveiled the 18 movies competing for the Palme d’Or prize next month, with a lineup...

  • Mar 4, 2018

    ’Get Out’ Wins for Best Film, Director at Spirit Awards

    Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards. The wins for Peele’s directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of indie filmmaking, something unusual: a box-office behemoth. Made for just $4.5 million, “Get Out”...

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