Filmmaker Spike Lee On Campus

Filmmaker Spike Lee On Campus

90 Minute Running Time

The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) College of Arts & Media's CU-Denver Live! with the Office of Student Life and Student Activities is hosting a conversation with acclaimed filmmaker and director Spike Lee on May 1, 2008 - 7pm, in the Events Center on the Auraria campus.

Ticket sales for the May 1st event begin Monday, March 31, at the Starz FilmCenter located in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus or online. You must be 16 years or older to attend.

  • Tickets are $5 for UCD students (Limit one UCD priced student per purchase)

  • $10 for non-UCD students and all campus faculty and staff

  • $10 for Denver Film Society Members

  • $20 General Admission to the public

  • To avoid the $3 online transaction fee purchase tickets in person at the Starz FilmCenter’s box office. When purchasing UCD discounted tickets, a current student, faculty or staff ID is required.

  • Starz FilmCenter box office will be open daily from noon to 8pm starting March 31st through May 1st.

  • NO Denver Film Society VOUCHERS will be accepted for this event


  • Lee is one of the most interesting and provocative filmmakers of his generation. As a writer-director, actor, producer, author and philanthropist, he revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema. He is the first African-American writer and director since the 1930s to mount a successful career creating films that are appreciated by audiences of all colors and ethnicities. His films, Girl 6, Get on The Bus, Do The Right Thing, and Malcolm X, display his ability to raise provocative themes that challenge cultural assumptions about race, class and gender identity. One of most recent films, a four-hour documentary about New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke, has been described as a work of “a patient, understanding and a consummate filmmaker.” Currently, Lee is in the editing phase of his 20th feature film, The Miracle of St. Anna.

    Lee's film Do the Right Thing was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1989. His documentary 4 Little Girls was nominated for the Best Feature Documentary Academy Award in 1997. On May 2, 2007, the 50th San Francisco International Film Festival honored Spike Lee with the San Francisco Film Society's Directing Award. He was most recently named the recipient of the next Wexner Prize.

    Lee has authored six books on the art of filmmaking that are used by university film programs around the globe.

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