Posts Tagged ‘Spike Lee’

Class of 91

Throwback Classic from the Class of 1991 – The Hudlin Brothers, Warrington and Oscar-nominated producer Reginald, Ernest Dickerson, Spike Lee, Mario Van Peebles, Matty Rich, John Singleton and Charles Lane were the subject of the Black Film Renaissance on the New York Times cover story!!! #BlackDirectors #Classof91 #Throwback

School Cover

25 years ago, Black Reel Award winning writer/director opened a window into his college experience with his follow up to his debut, She’s Gotta Have with explosive fraternity musical drama, School Daze. The film announced the style that Lee would exhibit over the course of his career and became a cult classic. (more…)

After featuring a year with few major studio releases and tons of great documentaries and independent films, the nominations for the 2012 Black Reel Awards will take place Wednesday morning, December 14, 2011 at 8pm exclusively on BlogTalkRadio. (more…)

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of largest class of African-American directors in Hollywood history. During 1991, there were 17 films directed by people of color and throughout the year we’ll spotlight their films and their cultural significance.


This Spike Lee joint tells the semi-autobiographical story of a young black man who leaves behind his middle-class, church-ruled upbringing in mid-1970s Los Angeles to travel to Europe in search of his artistic and personality and identity, or what he calls “the real.” Picaresque misadventures with sex, drugs, politics, and art await him in far-out Amsterdam and hyper-militant Berlin. His eyes are opened ever wider, even revealing what he left behind.