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Do the Right Thing Film Still - Spike Lee

DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on the 10th anniversary edition of the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest American films, DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) explores racial tensions exacerbated by the summer heat in a New York neighborhood. An imperative work from iconic director and 2011 AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee, the film features Public Enemy’s powerful...
School Daze Film Still - Spike Lee and Giancarlo Esposito

AFI Movie Club: SCHOOL DAZE

Based on writer/director Spike Lee’s own experiences at Morehouse College, SCHOOL DAZE (1988) is music-filled dramedy that follows students at a historically Black college as they clash during homecoming weekend. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream SCHOOL DAZE SCHOOL DAZE - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club...
25th Hour Film Still - Edward Norto

AFI Movie Club Rewind: 25TH HOUR

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on September 11, 2020. Following one man during his final 24 hours of freedom, 25TH HOUR was written by David Benioff and directed by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee. Close Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream 25TH HOUR 25TH...
He Got Game Film Still - Denzel Washington and Ray Allen

AFI Movie Club Rewind: HE GOT GAME

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on March 18, 2021. AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee brought the story of basketball phenom Jesus Shuttlesworth to audiences in 1998, collaborating for the third time with AFI Life Achievement recipient Denzel Washington, who plays Shuttlesworth’s father in the film.   Close Close...
Malcom X Film Still - Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club Rewind: MALCOLM X

This film was originally selected as an AFI Movie Club pick on December 11, 2020. MALCOLM X, Spike Lee’s powerful biopic, stars AFI Life Achievement honoree Denzel Washington as the eponymous Civil Rights crusader who fought for racial equality. An honorary degree recipient from the AFI Conservatory, Lee recently was featured in AFI’s Black Stories...
He Got Game Film Still - Denzel Washington and Ray Allen

AFI Movie Club: HE GOT GAME

AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee brought the story of basketball phenom Jesus Shuttlesworth to audiences in 1998, collaborating for the third time with AFI Life Achievement recipient Denzel Washington, who plays Shuttlesworth’s father in the film. Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream HE GOT GAME HE GOT GAME - Reelgood LEARN...
Da 5 Bloods Film Still - Chadwick Boseman

AFI Movie Club: AFI AWARDS Honoree DA 5 BLOODS

"DA 5 BLOODS honors the eternal bond of friendship amidst the ongoing battle to comprehend the horrors of the Vietnam War. Spike Lee’s mastery of the explosive reaches new emotional heights in this time-embracing narrative – as he elevates the art form to meet his undeniably epic ambition. The enduring trauma of war and peace...
Inside Man Film Still - Denzel Washington and Willem Dafoe

AFI Movie Club: INSIDE MAN

INSIDE MAN’s celebrated creative ensemble includes AFI Conservatory alum and cinematographer Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), AFI Honorary Degree recipients director Spike Lee and Jodie Foster and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington. In 2006, the film was recognized with an AFI AWARD as one of the best films of the year.   MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? Originally, director Ron Howard was set to helm INSIDE MAN,...
Malcom X Film Still - Denzel Washington

AFI Movie Club: MALCOLM X

MALCOLM X, Spike Lee’s powerful biopic, stars AFI Life Achievement honoree Denzel Washington as the eponymous Civil Rights crusader who fought for racial equality. An honorary degree recipient from the AFI Conservatory, Lee recently was featured in AFI’s Black Stories Matter series, while MALCOLM X cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson took part in a Harold Lloyd…
25th Hour Film Still - Edward Norto

AFI Movie Club: 25TH HOUR

Following one man during his final 24 hours of freedom, 25TH HOUR was written by David Benioff and directed by AFI Honorary Degree recipient Spike Lee. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch 25TH HOUR Now 25TH HOUR – Reelgood Watch director Spike Lee on being an artist: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM DID…
Blackkklansman Film Still - John David Washington and Adam Driver

AFI Movie Club: BLACKKKLANSMAN

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Watch: Cinematographer and Director Ernest Dickerson on Filmmaking

Ernest Dickerson established himself as a groundbreaking cinematographer on films such as SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT and DO THE RIGHT THING, and made his directing debut with JUICE, starring Omar Epps and Tupac Shakur. He went on to direct episodes of the critically acclaimed shows THE WIRE and THE WALKING DEAD and most recently directed…
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