Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

December 2, 2010

An Evening with Spike Lee

Join ASUW Arts and Entertainment on January 19, 2011 as we celebrate one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Spike Lee graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and was the first student to have their work featured in the Lincoln Center’s “New Directors New Film Festival.” His first feature film was “She’s Gotta Have It,” premiering only three years later. Success from this led to Nike offering Lee the opportunity to direct their commercials, and this led to him directing commercials for many other companies. Lee’s 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The US Library of Congress deemed this film as culturally significant in 1999 and was selected for preservation for the National Film Registry. It is one of only five films to receive this honor in their first year of eligibility. Since, Lee has had many more successful films, such as “Malcom X,” “Jungle Fever,” and “4 Little Girls,” which was also nominated for an Academy Award, this time for Best Documentary.” Spike Lee is a prominent figure in not just the film industry, but in our social climate. His documentaries and insight into political and social injustices illuminate audiences, and Arts and Entertainment are honored to bring him to the University of Washington.

Tickets on sale starting Thursday, November 29th at By George Newsstand
$15 with UW ID, $25 for non-students through
Tickets subject to service fees