“You know I ain’t lyin!” “America, I tell the truth you can’t say!” “Bust his head til the white meat shows!” Bernie Mac was already an up-and-coming comedian when he starred in Spike Lee’s Original Kings of Comedy in 2000. Having risen through the ranks by way of Chicago, Mac made a name for himself […]
Spike Lee’s long-awaited movie Da Sweet Blood of Jesus finally received a release date after Gravitas Ventures acquired the North American rights. Lee successfully funded his movie through his Kickstarter campaign last year, even though people wondered why someone of his stature needed to ask the public for money.
Spike Lee’s latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, which had its World Premiere at the 18th Annual American Black Film Festival, will release on February 13, 2015 through Gravitas Films. The film stars Zaraah Abrahams, Stephen Tyrone Williams, “The Wire’s” Michael K. Williams and Felicia Pearson, Steven Hauck and Elvis Nolasco. Funded through his […]
Gravitas Ventures has announced their acquistion of the North American rights to DA SWEET BLOOD OF JESUS, Spike Lee's Kickstarter-funded reinterpretation of Bill Gunn's 1973 cult classic horror tale GANJA AND HESS, with plans...Show More Summary
It's been over a year since we heard any solid news on Spike Lee's indie Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. In fact, the last time we wrote about the project, it was just rounding up funding on Kickstarter and it didn't even have a title yet.Show More Summary
Gravitas Ventures acquired North American rights to Spike Lee's Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus. Pic, which stars Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams, reinterprets Bill Gunn's 1973 Ganja & Hess. Pic which got off the ground through Kickstarter funding, premiered at the American Black Film Festival. Show More Summary
Fusion Director Spike Lee on race in America: “If you’re African-American in this country, you know what the deal is.” Fusion’s Jorge Ramos spoke to Lee about his latest documentary “I Can’t Breathe,” problems with the NYPD, race in America and the impact of social media on his projects.What do you think?
Spike Lee was right! Study Shows Gentrification Has Pushed Blacks Out Of New York City Via Atlanta Black Star reports: As African Americans warily eye the encroachment of whites into traditionally Black neighborhoods across the country, the phenomenon has
Mo' Better Blues, my all time favorite Spike Lee Joint starring Denzel Washington, was my coming-of-age film. Enraptured in my intense adolescent quest for identity, I did all I could to walk like Denzel, talk like Wesley Snipes and deliver a punch-line like the late, great Robin Harris. Show More Summary
The biggest baller in the stands during NBA games isn't Spike Lee or Jack Nicholson or even Justin Bieber -- it's Jimmy Goldstein... who spends more money on NBA tickets than anyone else on Earth. You've seen Goldstein on the court at various NBA…
In an interview with Fusion TV, director Spike Lee dismissed the notion that America has become a post-racial society under a black president, calling the belief ‘bullsht.” Speaking with Fusion host Jorge Ramos about race in America, Lee touched upon multiple subjects including the...
During a recent talk about race in America with Fusion host Jorge Ramos, director Spike Lee tackled the issue of a post-racial society under President Barack Obama.
During a dull, one-sided interview, where Jorge Ramos didn't toss softballs so much as gently hand them to Spike Lee, the director called post-racial America "bullshit," claimed that he regularly experiences racism (Ramos naturally didn't...Show More Summary
Said Spike Lee, who was asked what he tells his own children about race. It was: "People who get in trouble are the people who forget they’re black."
The NY Knicks are the Lakers of the East Coast... and not just because they suck -- they drew some of the biggest stars in the world to their home opener last night. Everyone from Justin Bieber to Spike Lee to Ben Stiller were there... but…
Codirectors Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis claim John Cassavetes, Spike Lee, and Jim Jarmusch as inspiration for their New York tale and feature debut, Swim Little Fish Swim, but there’s not even a hint of those filmmakers’ originality here. Show More Summary
We're still waiting to see when the latest film from director Spike Lee, a non-traditional vampire flick called Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, will hit theaters, but there's still plenty of work the filmmaker has done that you can see right now. Show More Summary
Spike Lee directed this short documentary about 13-year-old pitcher/point guard Mo’ne Davis. As much as I hate being moved by a video that is ultimately a Chevrolet ad, they totally got me with the anecdote about two little boys pitching to each other arguing about who gets to be Mo’ne. Also: the time when Mo’ne bumped Kobe [...]
The upstart Kansas City Royals are one of the great underdog stories in recent sports history, a fact further highlighted by the 7-1 pummeling the team received at the hands of the San Francisco Giants in Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series. Show More Summary