Spike Lee Career Retrospective

Spike Lee Career Retrospective

Beginning April 27, the Denver Film Society will present a career retrospective on acclaimed director Spike Lee. Four evenings showcasing four of Mr. Lee's most popular and controversial pieces.

The event culminates in a live in-person conversation with Spike Lee at the Events Center on the Auraria campus on May 1, 2008 at 7pm. The evening is presented by The University of Colorado Denver (UCD) College of Arts & Media's CU-Denver Live! with the Office of Student Life and Student Activities.

Films and Events in Program...

  • Crooklyn


    USA , 1994 , 115 min.
    Director: Spike Lee With Crooklyn, Spike Lee revisits through the eyes of a young girl the Brooklyn of his youth, resulting in an innocent, touching comedy about one summer in the life of a large family. The only sister in a family full of boys, Troy Carmichael (Zelda Harris) has to be strong, smart and quick wi... more
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    USA , 1992 , 202 min.
    Director: Spike Lee Spike Lee brings the life of African-American leader Malcolm X (an intense Denzel Washington in an Oscar-nominated performance) to the big screen in this sprawling, epic biographical drama. Born Malcolm Little, son of a Nebraska preacher, on May 19, 1925, he became one of the most militant leaders a... more
  • Do The Right Thing

    Do The Right Thing

    USA , 1989 , 120 min.
    Director: Spike Lee Spike Lee's racial and political filmmaking bent is given the full treatment with this simmering exposé of racial tensions in a New York City neighborhood one scorching summer day. The film, written by Lee (and nominated for an Oscar), follows a group of racially diverse inhabitants of Brooklyn's Be... more
  • The 25th Hour

    The 25th Hour

    USA , 2002 , 135 min.
    Director: Spike Lee Spike Lee's bracing adaptation of David Benioff's novel is a vibrant, vital motion picture. Edward Norton plays Monty Brogan, a harmless drug dealer who has 24 hours of freedom before serving a seven-year jail sentence. Nervous, confused, and terrified, Monty turns to his closest friends for support... more
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