Director Spike Lee, one of contemporary cinema's most celebrated figures, will speak at Pratt Institute in honor of African American History Month. The filmmaker, producer, and writer will address Pratt students and the public, sharing thoughts on his road to success, the themes that resonate through much of his work, and the cultural impact of his career. Raised in Brooklyn, Lee frequently incorporates the borough and relevant issues-such as gentrification, race relations, urban crime, and poverty-into his movies, including his seminal 1989 film Do the Right Thing, as well as Clockers, He Got Game, and others. Staying close to his roots, Lee located his production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, which supports independent and aspiring filmmakers, in Fort Greene.
Tuesday, February 25, 6:30 PM
Memorial Hall Auditorium
Pratt's Brooklyn Campus
The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited.
Pratt students, faculty, and staff can pick up tickets at the Office of Student Involvement in Chapel Hall, room 007. A valid Pratt ID is required. Members of the public can reserve up to two tickets by emailing email@example.com. Please include name(s) and phone number.