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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 […]

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Spike Lee: send us your questions for the director of Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X

What would you like to ask the man behind numerous seminal features – as well as recent shorts about New York in lockdown and the death of George Floyd?For the past three decades, Spike Lee has been one of the most vital forces in film-making. His movies – snappy, engaged, uncompromising, entertaining, literate, disturbing – […]

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Spike Lee To Head Cannes Film Festival Jury

Two years after BlacKkKlansman debuted on the Croisette, Spike Lee is heading back to Cannes to serve as jury president.The 62 year-old U.S. filmmaker will award the Palme dO’r at the close of the 73rd edition, which will take place from 12-23 May, 2020. Jury members will be announced in mid-April.BlacKkKlansman, which won Cannes’ Grand […]

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Spike Lee to Lead Cannes Film Festival Jury

Director and activist Spike Lee will serve as jury president of the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Lee succeeds Alejandro G. Iñárritu, whose 2019 jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite,” which won a Golden Globe and was just nominated for six Oscars.The Brooklyn-based director has had a strong […]

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Spike Lee Makes History as Cannes Film Festival 2020 Jury President

Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee has been named jury president for the 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival, taking place May 12-23, 2020. The announcement was made by the festival on Tuesday morning in Paris. This makes Spike Lee not only the first African-American to serve as jury president for the storied festival, but also the […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Clerks, ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Added to National Film Registry

“Purple Rain,” “Clerks,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Amadeus,” “Sleeping Beauty,””Boys Don’t Cry” and “The Last Waltz” are among this year’s additions to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.The list also includes 1944’s “Gaslight,” starring Ingrid Bergman in an Oscar-winning performance; the 1955 film noir “The Phenix City Story,” based […]

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‘Purple Rain,’ ‘Amadeus,’ ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ ‘Clerks’ Enter National Film Registry

Purple Rain, Amadeus, She’s Gotta Have It and Clerks — this year’s biggest public vote-getter — plus seven films directed by women, including Boys Don’t Cry, are among the latest cinematic treasures chosen for the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, it was announced Wednesday.The list of 25 films picked to be preserved for future […]

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‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Star DeWanda Wise Exits ‘Captain Marvel’ Role

DeWanda Wise is no longer headed to the Marvel Universe.The actress, known for her work on She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix, is exiting her Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel supporting role due to scheduling conflicts with the Spike Lee series, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.Brie Larson has the starring role as the Marvel superhero in […]

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