By Brooklyn Reader

June 23, 2014, 8:48 am

 

by-any-means-necessary-a-spike-lee-joints-retrospective_585_358_90_c1This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing.”

Scene from "Crooklyn," directed by Spike Lee.

Scene from “Crooklyn,” directed by Spike Lee.

As an homage to this groundbreaking film– one of the first to provide a contemporary peak into Brooklyn life for black Americans– beginning June 29 – July 10, BAMcinématek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents “By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective.”

For two weeks, audiences will get a chance to look back on nearly three decades of remarkable Spike Lee Joints.

(l to r) Scenes from Spike Lee Joints: “Do The Right Thing;” “She’s Gotta Have It;” “Jungle Fever”

(l to r) Scenes from Spike Lee Joints: “Do The Right Thing;” “She’s Gotta Have It;” “Jungle Fever”

Scene from "Malcolm X," directed by Spike Lee

Scene from “Malcolm X,” directed by Spike Lee

The writer-director-actor’s consistently surprising works display a boundless visual imagination, some of the most fearlessly intelligent discourse on race relations in American cinema, and an ability to infuse independent projects and big-budget blockbusters alike with his edgy, energetic style.

Go here to see a schedule of films, all films directed by Spike Lee.


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