Thursday, January 13, 2011

An Evening with Spike Lee

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011 7:00 PM EST (6:30 PM Doors)
Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre, Toronto, ON

In celebration of Black History Month and presented by TD, CFC and Clement Virgo are pleased to host a special evening in conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee (IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON'T RISE, MALCOLM X, DO THE RIGHT THING) to discuss the role of music in his films.

Hosted by Clement Virgo (RUDE, POOR BOY'S GAME), the evening will combine conversation and film clips to examine the use of music in Lee's films - from his musical collaborations with his father, Bill Lee, a jazz bassist, to Prince, Stevie Wonder and composer Terence Blanchard.

A notable writer, director, producer, actor, and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film, Spike Lee is widely regarded as a premiere filmmaker and a forerunner in the 'do it yourself' school of filmmaking.