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  • Spike Lee endorses Bernie Sanders ahead of South Carolina primary

    February 23, 2016 | 1:48 pm

    Spike Lee recorded a radio ad endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.

    The ad by the pioneering African-American film director was released in South Carolina, where Hillary Rodham Clinton is believed to have a huge advantage over the Vermont Independent senator among black voters...

  • Motion picture academy implements historic changes to increase diversity

    By Danielle Berrin

    January 22, 2016 | 1:20 pm

    After public furor over the second consecutive year of all-white Oscar acting nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to endorse new procedures for increasing diversity at the Oscars and within the academy itself.

    The changes will affect the academy's...

  • Sex comedy ‘Fading Gigolo’ more warm than hot

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 30, 2014 | 10:36 am

    In a movie about sex, there has to be an obstacle, and there’s no bigger obstacle than religion,” John Turturro said from Dallas, where he was promoting his new comic film, “Fading Gigolo.”

    The actor-writer-director plays the eponymous hooker — to Woody Allen’s pimp — who becomes...


    By Joy Bennett

    October 6, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    Writer/Director Malcolm Lee and Festival Director Tanya Kersey at the Hollywood Black Film Festival,
    October 3, 2013, Los Angeles, CA, photo by Joy Bennett

    I am currently attending the excellent Hollywood Black Film Festival in Los Angeles, which is outstanding.  The festival...

  • Day One at Sundance: Schmoozing With Robert Redford and Spike Lee

    By Larry Mark

    January 16, 2009 | 12:57 am

    By Larry Mark

    Greetings from Park City, Utah, where I arrived for my seventh (or is it my eighth?) visit to the Sundance Film Festival.  I can’t keep track of how many years I have come, but neither, apparently, can Robert Redford, the festival’s founder.  Speaking at the...

  • Crime Scribes Do First ‘Inside’ Job

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In his first decade as a filmmaker, Spike Lee wrote or co-wrote all of his films, which typically examined race in New York and featured African American protagonists. He began to diverge a bit in "Clockers" (1995), which he scripted with novelist Richard Price. Although "Clockers"...