A Spike Lee Retrospective - Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 -
4:30pm to 8:30pm EST
The Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, NYC
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Please join us for a wine-and-cheese reception, followed by a screening of a compilation of Academy Award Winner Spike Lee's documentaries, and a retrospective discussion to follow. Spike Lee is a notable writer, director, producer, actor, and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film. Widely regarded as a premiere African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the ‘do it yourself’ school of filmmaking.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Brooklyn, Lee founded 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, based in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, where he has resided since childhood.

Part of Philanthropy New York's Documentary Series.


  • Spike Lee, filmmaker, actor, author, and activist.
  • Orlando Bagwell,  (Moderator), Director, JustFilms, Ford Foundation.

Who Should Attend

Funders, nonprofit colleagues, and other friends are invited to this reception, film screening, and panel discussion. All are welcome!

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