The American Cinematheque will honor Spike Lee with its 34th American Cinematheque Award as part of a pandemic-era virtual tribute.
Lee, a five-time Oscar nominee who won best adapted screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, most recently directed David Byrne’s American Utopia movie adaptation, and before that films like BlacKkKlansman, She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn, Clockers and Girl 6.
Lee’s feature documentary work includes If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, a follow up to his HBO documentary film When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. On the TV side, he directed Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It, a contemporary update of his classic film.
“As a cultural arts organization that celebrates the importance of film in our society, Spike Lee is the perfect choice for the Cinematheque’s annual award,” American Cinematheque board chair Rick Nicita said in a statement. (Hollywood Reporter)
Thursday, January 14, 2021