Thursday, Sep. 29, 2022

The One Club for Creativity will induct the collaborative trio of basketball legend Michael Jordan, Nike chairman emeritus Phil Knight and Oscar-winning screenwriter, filmmaker and actor Spike Lee into its Creative Hall of Fame next month.

The threesome created work--including famous...

Sunday, Jun. 19, 2022

On the eve of Juneteenth, the Tribeca Festival came to a close with the Rev. Al Sharpton documentary “Loudmouth” in a premiere that united on stage Sharpton and Spike Lee — two towering New York figures who have each been vilified and celebrated for careers championing racial justice.

The...

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Spike Lee will receive the Directors Guild of America’s top honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Achievement in Motion Picture Direction.   

“Icon. Trailblazer. Visionary. Spike Lee has changed the face of cinema, and there is no single word that encapsulates his...

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

When David Lee was growing up in Brooklyn, his older brother would drag him out of the house whenever he got the urge to make a film.

"Spike would say, 'You gotta come with me. I'm shooting something,'" says David Lee. "His early impulse was to document. The '77 blackout, he went out and...

Saturday, Jul. 17, 2021

Julia Ducournau's "Titane," a wild body-horror thriller featuring sex with a car and a surprisingly tender heart, won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making Ducournau just the second female filmmaker to win the festival's top honor in its 74 year history.

The win on Saturday...

Wednesday, Jul. 7, 2021

"I got one thing to say before I sit down," said Spike Lee during the Cannes Film Festival opening ceremony. "I wish I could speak French like Jodie Foster!"

In the first two days of Cannes, one thing everyone can agree on is that Jodie Foster really speaks terrific French. On Tuesday,...

Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2021

The Cannes Film Festival rolled out the red carpet for the first time in more than two years on Tuesday, launching the French Riviera spectacular with the premiere of Leos Carax's "Annette," the introduction of Spike Lee's jury, and with high hopes for shrugging off a punishing pandemic year for...

Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021

The Palais des Festivals, the central hub of  the Cannes Film Festival, a massive bulwark of filmmaker-named halls and pristine movie screens, is about as close as you can get to a cinema temple. To enter, you must ascend red-carpeted steps.

But in the past 16 months, Cannes' Palais hasn'...

Saturday, Apr. 17, 2021

For his work on The Trial of the Chicago 7, Alan Baumgarten, ACE won the marquee Best Edited Dramatic Feature honor from the America Cinema Editors 71st annual Eddie Awards during a virtual ceremony on Saturday (4/17).

Baumgarten topped a field of nominees which also consisted of...

Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021

Spike Lee, who was set to lead last year's jury for the Cannes Film Festival that was ultimately canceled by the pandemic, will preside over this year's jury instead.

The French Riviera festival on Tuesday announced that Lee will be president of the jury for the 74th Cannes. Usually held...

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