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Spike Lee
“Spike Lee, like the city he’s from, exudes a kind of brash resilience.”
—The New York Times
Sat, Dec 11, 2021
A Conversation with Spike Lee
Talks | Literary

With David Lee
Launch of SPIKE
Co-presented by BAM and Greenlight Bookstore


Join Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Lee and his brother David Lee at BAM for an expansive conversation celebrating the launch of the acclaimed filmmaker’s book, SPIKE. This lavish visual celebration of his life and career to date features storytelling by Lee and hundreds of never-before-seen photographs by David Lee, Spike’s official on-set photographer, from Brooklyn film sets and beyond. In opening his archives, Lee provided behind‐the‐scenes material from the making of his iconic films, documentaries, TV shows, and music videos. Finally, cinephiles and fans of one of history’s most prominent and influential filmmakers can hold his story in their hands, and in his presence.

Spike Lee is a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a cultural icon, and one of the most prominent voices on race and racism for more than three decades. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks—based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, just blocks from BAM—has produced more than 35 films, including his directorial debut She’s Gotta Have It, his seminal masterpiece Do the Right Thing, and more recently, the Oscar-winning BlacKkKlansman. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he is a tenured Professor of Film and Artistic Director. Spike Lee’s provocative features, documentaries, commercials (Air Jordan), and music videos (Prince, Michael Jackson) have made an indelible mark in both cinematic history and in contemporary society.

Thu Oct 14
BAM Members & Patrons
Wed Oct 20
General Public

ALL TICKETS:  ALL TICKETS: $15, $25, and $35 access only; $55, $65, and $75 with signed copy of SPIKE (book list price $50) ​to be picked up at the event

All performances will adhere to protocols developed in accordance with New York State regulations and in consultation with medical professionals for the safety of our artists, audiences, and staff.


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Saturday December 11, 2021
Performances no longer available.

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

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“This Book Revisits All Da Werk I’ve Put In To Build My Body Of Work. Film Is A Visual Art Form And That Sense Of My Storytelling Has Been Somewhat Overlooked. Why Now, After All These Years? FOLKS BE FORGETTING.”
— Spike Lee
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