Spike Lee

UK NEWS: FORMER CORONATION STREET STAR ZARAAH ABRAHAMS CAST IN NEW SPIKE LEE FILM

The British Blacklist reports that former Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams has been cast in a new Spike Lee film. Lee announced the news on his Kickstarter page. English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in Black Girl in Paris, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I []

FILM TRAILER: OLDBOY (DIRECTED BY SPIKE LEE)

An advertising executive is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.

UK EVENT: FIGHT THE POWER

Spike Lee’s 1989 classic film Do the Right Thing was both celebrated and reviled on its release 20 years ago, so this month (7th – 30th September) BFI Southbank will introduce a season that includes some of the films that influenced its making, as well as those it influenced. Click HERE  for more information/booking details. [Thanks Nessa]

CLINT EASTWOOD TELLS SPIKE LEE TO “SHUT HIS FACE”

Clint Eastwood has responded to fellow director Spike Lee’s claims that there are too few black actors in his films, saying he should “shut his face”. Speaking to the Guardian newspaper, Eastwood said his 2006 film Flags of Our Fathers was historically accurate. The Oscar winner insisted that black troops were not involved in raising the flag at Iwo Jima. “If I go ahead and put an African American actor in there, they’d say ‘this guy’s lost his mind,’” he said.  Continue []