An Evening with Spike Lee

Aug. 10, 2015

An Evening with Spike Lee
Spike Lee speaks at Webster University on Sept. 28.

Award-winning film producer Spike Lee will speak at Webster University on Monday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. 

An Atlanta, Georgia, native, Lee is best-known for his box office hits Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X and School Daze. He attended Morehouse College and later received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts in Manhattan. Lee’s, debut film, She’s Gotta Have It, secured him the Prix de Jeunesse Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1986. In the years to follow, Lee would receive two Academy Award nominations for his drama Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film for his film, Do the Right Thing. Many of Lee’s film showcase socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions about class, gender, and race. Lee’s recent work includes documentaries such as Academy Award-nominated 4 Little Girls, and Primetime Emmy-winning, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts. Lee’s production company 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks has produced more than 35 films since 1983.

This event will take place Sept. 28 in the Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, located on the home campus (130 Edgar Road.) Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. More information can be found on the Campus Activities Facebook page

Public admission is $20 and Webster University faculty, staff and alumni tickets are available for $10. Faculty, staff and alumni have a limit of two ticket purchases for the price of $10. These tickets can be purchased online beginning Aug. 24 at 8 a.m CDT. Current Webster University students can receive one free ticket with a valid Webster ID at the University Center Information Desk. 

This event is sponsored by Webster University Campus Activities and the Student Activity Fee. 

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