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Brown Lecture Board to host filmmaker Spike Lee
The Brown University Lecture Board will host filmmaker Spike Lee, who will speak about his work Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Tickets are available only to persons with a Brown ID, but a limited number of seats will be reserved for the media.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Brown University Lecture Board will host filmmaker Spike Lee, who will discuss his work Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at 6:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching, located on The College Green. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Lee will speak in the upper level of the Salomon Center, and the lecture will be simulcast in the lower level of Salomon. Tickets and a Brown ID will be required for entry to both sites, but a limited number of seats will be reserved on a first come, first served basis for the press. Reporters who wish to cover the event must reserve seating in advance by calling (401) 867-5975 or e-mailing Sharon_Warren@brown.edu.
Director/producer/actor Spike Lee was born Shelton Lee in Atlanta, Ga., in 1957 and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Morehouse College and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program. In 1983, his 45-minute short film Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads earned him a student academy award. He earned his first box office success in 1986 with the film She’s Gotta Have It. In the years since, Lee has made his mark with critically praised films such as Malcolm X (1992), Jungle Fever (1991), School Daze (1988), Do the Right Thing (1989) and Mo Better Blues (1990), as well as 4 Little Girls, his 1997 documentary on the 1963 Civil Rights era bombing of a Birmingham, Ala., church. As a result of the content and impact of his films, Lee has often been credited with stimulating a resurgence in Afro-American cinema.