Spike Lee Accepts 2021 Cannes Film Festival Jury: ‘Book My Flight Now. We’re Coming!’

Spike Lee is set to preside over the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which is expected to take place July 6-17.

The director and activist will be the first Black president of the festival’s jury.Lee was on track to preside over last year’s festival which was canceled due to the pandemic, and had vowed to return to the French Rivera-set festival if the health situation allowed for it.

Lee was also supposed to have his film “Da 5 Bloods” play out of competition last year, marking Netflix’s return to the Official Selection.Several of Lee’s films — including “She’s Gotta Have It” (1986), “Do the Right Thing” (1989) and “BlacKkKlansman” (2018) — have premiered in Cannes.“Throughout the months of uncertainty we’ve just been through, Spike Lee has never stopped encouraging us.

This support is finally coming to fruition and we could not have hoped for a

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