Tomorrow, you’ll have two chances to see Spike Lee speak. And if you’re an aspiring film director, producer or anything – this is a great opportunity to see Lee give insight on his way of working and thinking. The first opportunity to see him is a class he’s hosting at the American Black Film Festival (9am) and then again at an open symposium where CNN’s Soledad O’Brien interviews Lee about his current film If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise. Here’s the info:
You’ll have two chances to hear from Spike Lee at this weekend’s American Black Film Festival. Tomorrow at 9 a.m., he’ll host an art-of-filmmaking master class at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach. It’ll cost you $200 to learn from his 25 years in the biz. But hey, that’s a bargain when you consider it breaks down to only $8 for each year of experience. Then at 5 p.m., CNN’s Soledad O’Brien interviews Lee about his current project, the film If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise. It follows up on his Katrina documentary When the Levees Broke, checking in with displaced New Orleans victims, and exploring the hurricane’s lasting effects on nearby Gulport, Mississippi.
Tickets to the O’Brien/Lee symposium cost $35. It will be held at the Ritz-Carlton South Bach, located at 1 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach. Visit www.abff.com.
Shouts to Riptide. Spotted this info over there.