Award-winning film producer Spike Lee will speak at The Rose Theatre at The University of Memphis on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m.
An Atlanta, Georgia, native, Lee is best-known for his box office hits Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and School Daze. He attended Morehouse College and later received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts in Manhattan. Lee’s, debut film, She’s Gotta Have It, secured him the Prix de Jeunesse Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. In the years to follow, Lee would receive two Academy Award nominations for his drama Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film for his film, Do the Right Thing. Many of Lee’s film showcase socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions about class, gender, and race. Lee’s recent work includes documentaries such as Academy Award-nominated 4 Little Girls, and Primetime Emmy-winning, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Lee’s production company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks has produced more than 35 films since 1983.
This event will take place Feb. 23 in the Rose Theatre for the Performing Arts (University of Memphis). Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m.
This event is sponsored by University of Memphis and The Student Event Allocation Committee.