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ICYMI: Jordan Peele and Spike Lee are Filming a New Thriller, ‘Black Klansman’

Two known crowd-rattlers are teaming up to add another historical Black film to their impressive resumes. Get Out creator Jordan Peele has recruited veteran direction from Spike Lee to produce Black Klansman, a film about an African American man who infiltrates the KKK in 1978. Based on a true story, Ron Stallworth was a Black Colorado detective who answered a…

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Watch the First Official Trailer for Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It” Netflix Adaption

When we first heard the news that Spike Lee‘s She’s Gotta Have It would be adapted into a Netflix series, we were delighted to learn that he, along with his wife and business partner Tonya Lewis Lee, would direct the now classic’s revival. Since the series’ official first look has finally landed, we’re even more…

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Netflix and Spike Lee Are Working On A ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ Series

Spike Lee is a multi-generational icon for his many contributions to Black film and art. Yesterday, the news broke that his ’86 small screen debut She’s Gotta Have It would become a Netflix series and Spike fans everywhere are rejoicing. Originally shot in ’85 on the independent filmmaker’s minuscule budget, the story follows a twenty-something…

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Spike Lee Pens A Facebook Letter on His Decision to Boycott The Oscars

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we set aside and observe the day as a National Day of Service to remember the legacy of Dr. King and to do our small, but significant parts in giving back to our own communities. Today, filmmaker and producer Spike Lee used Dr. King’s legacy and messages of equality…

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Spike Lee To Premiere Michael Jackson Documentary at Sundance Festival

With all the buzz around Spike Lee’s defensive stance in support of the release of his most recent film Chi-raq, the filmmaker has decided to take some of the smoke off his tail and give us something we would all enjoy, hands down. With such positive feedback from his documentary feature that Spike put together in celebration…

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Spike Lee Receives Honorary Oscar & Discusses Diversity In Hollywood

Looks like the Academy finally decided to take Spike Lee’s advice to “do the right thing.” At the Academy’s annual Governor’s Awards this past weekend, Spike Lee was awarded an Honorary Oscar for his continual contributions to Hollywood. Although very pleased with this achievement, Spike Lee used his award speech as a platform to address…

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Spike Lee Drops The Trailer for His Highly-Anticipated ‘Chiraq’ Film

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee has released the trailer for his highly anticipated new film, Chiraq. The film centers around gang violence in Chicago and is inspired by the Greek comedy Lysistrata, in which women tried to end the Peloponnesian War by abstaining from sex with their husbands until they signed a peace treaty. In Chiraq, the women of Chicago…

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Spike Lee To Receive Honorary Oscar Award

Legendary filmmaker and director Spike Lee is set to receive an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annual governors awards this fall. Lee, who studied film at New York University, first captivated public attention with his comedy-romance independent film She’s Gotta Have It, released by Island Pictures in 1986. Followed…

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Watch Spike Lee’s ‘Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus’ Movie Trailer

Last year within a mere of 26 days, Spike Lee reached his Kickstarter goal of $1.3 million for his next movie project. The legendary filmmaker immediately began production, and today we have the official trailer for his forthcoming flick, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. With flashy cars, a preacher, and conflicting scenes, one may not…

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Spike Lee’s Latest Joint is Sexy Bloody Thriller

Last year, legendary director Spike Lee raised $1.34 million through his Kickstarter campaign to fund a new thriller flick. After premiering last week at the American Black Film Festival, it was revealed that Lee’s latest joint, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, is a remake of 1973 cult film Ganja & Hess. Lee’s rendition revolves around Dr.…

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Spike Lee Rages Against Gentrification

Tuesday night, Spike Lee spoke at Pratt Institute. A curious mind asked Spike Lee if he can consider “the other side” — in other words — the good side of Brooklyn’s gentrification. The question triggered the director to respond with “Lemme just kill you right now,” an epic introduction to his now viral rant. The ether…

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Stream RES’ New Album of Fleetwood Mac Covers

Her debut How I Do remains a niche classic in the realm of experimental soul music, so it’s not surprising that RES continues to to do the unthinkable today. The Philly-bred singer just released new effort Refried Mac, a 5-song EP dedicated to the tunes of British-American rock band, Fleetwood Mac. Producer, Tim Spiker, reworked…

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