Spike Lee will be present at the screenings of his 1989 Love & Anarchy hit DO THE RIGHT THING (1989) and his latest film BLACKKKLANSMAN (2018), which won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in May. BlacKkKlansman is one of the summer’s biggest box office hits in Finland, and it's still being shown at Korjaamo Kino (check the screenings). Lee’s visit ends on a high note with a masterclass held at Korjaamo Kino Bio Rex on Saturday, September 22. Lee’s visit is organised in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Finland and Jasper Pääkkönen.
Spike Lee’s films, typically referred to as “Spike Lee Joints,” have broken records and glass ceilings for black filmmakers over a span of four decades. Lee’s debut feature She’s Gotta Have It (1986) about a young Brooklynite juggling three suitors was an unexpected indie hit, and in turn created opportunities for a whole new generation of filmmakers. Lee has also directed such masterpieces as Malcolm X (1992), 25th Hour (2002), and Inside Man (2006). In 2015, the director was given the Academy Honorary Award for his contributions to filmmaking.
31. Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy will be held 20.–30.9.2018. Spike Lee will be in Helsinki 22.–23.9.2018.