“The film acts as an archive of this family of Black artists that lived, survived, thrived and loved in New York,” says the award-winning director.
In Spike Lee's timely new drama, this rising star taps into his own family’s history of Black men fighting wars at home and abroad
The Academy Award winner centers brotherhood, war and treasure in his latest project.
"I wouldn't want to be any other place in the world but here—the epicenter."
The exemption could level the playing field for some Black filmmakers, but only briefly.
"They wanted me to leave the Garden, walk outside...and come back on 31st Street. And I said I'm not doing that," Lee said.
“I wanted to take what was a misrepresentation in the past, and rewrite some of those voices,” Carter told ESSENCE.
The streaming service announced a number of projects coming in the new year, including the Obamas' "Crip Camp" and Lee's ''Da 5 Bloods."
The films are among a list of 25 notable projects that are considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
The hip-hop take on Shakespeare’s most famous story examines the star-crossed lovers' tale through the eyes of Tybalt, Juliet's cousin.
An Effortlessly Elegant Slay
Celebrating 27 championship titles.
Creator Spike Lee will reportedly shop the series to other outlets.
The film’s director, Spike Lee, wrote a heartfelt tribute to the actor, who enjoyed a long career in Hollywood.
What happens when two quintessential New Yorkers who live in the color black get dolled up in head-turning brights? Pure fashion magic!
“Spike’s art has moved the cultural dial for decades. I’m proud of the powerful messaging of this film,” says Jordan.