Spike Lee – American Film Institute

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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…

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…

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…

Watch: AFI Movie Club Conversation with Spike Lee about DO THE RIGHT THING

AFI Movie Club was created to bring us together as one global community. And now our community is in need of more thoughtful discussions about films that have shaped our culture. DO THE RIGHT THING is that film. It’s a timeless and timely classic. The film, released in 1989, was nominated for two Academy Awards®,…

AFI Movie Club Partners With Universal Pictures For Online Conversation With Spike Lee and Free Rentals of DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING is the AFI Movie Club selection for June 22 and, in partnership with Universal Pictures, will be available to rent for free on Amazon, Apple, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Dish, DirecTV, FandangoNOW, Google, Microsoft, Redbox, Sony, Verizon and Vudu, among others, from June 22 to June 29. Academy Award®-winning director Spike Lee…

AFI Movie Club: DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING appears on the 10th Anniversary Edition list of AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES of the greatest American films. Public Enemy’s powerful call to action – “Fight the Power” – is ranked #40 on AFI’s list of the greatest movie songs of all time.  Watch John David Washington announce today’s film: Movie Trivia about…
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