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Filmmaker Spike Lee to speak at UNT Nov. 11

From a UNT News Service press release

Spike Lee

Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee, director and writer of such acclaimed movies as Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing, will speak about his work in a lecture presented by the UNT Fine Arts Series.

The event will begin at 8 p.m. Nov. 11 in Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

Lee's most recent project, If God is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, is a follow-up documentary to When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, about the devastation in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Lee also completed a one-day, 18-camera documentary shoot, Kobe Doin' Work, focusing on Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. Other critical and box office successes have included such films as Inside Man, 25th Hour, The Original Kings of Comedy, Bamboozled and Summer of Sam.

He earned the Prix de Jeunesse Award at the Cannes Film festival in 1986 for his debut film, She's Gotta Have It.

Lee's 1989 film Do the Right Thing earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film and Director awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. His film Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, earned two Academy Award nominations.

Lee has also produced and directed numerous music videos for such artists as Chaka Khan, Tracy Chapman, Anita Baker, Public Enemy, Bruce Hornsby and Michael Jackson.

What: Spike Lee -- a renowned director, producer, actor and writer -- will speak on campus as part of the UNT Fine Arts Series

When: 8 p.m. Nov. 11

Where: Murchison Performing Arts Center Winspear Hall, located along the north side of Interstate 35E at North Texas Boulevard


  • $30 for general public
  • $15 for seniors, non-UNT students and UNT faculty, staff and Alumni Association.
  • Free for UNT students with ID, but tickets required

For more information, call 940-369-7802 or visit the Murchison Performing Arts Center website.

Ellen Rossetti with UNT News Service can be reached at ellen.rossetti@unt.edu.

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