By Any Means Necessary:
A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective
Introduced by Justin Simien, writer-director of Dear White People
Spike Lee's first feature, shot in 12 days on a budget of $175,000, was a critical and commercial dynamo that put its filmmaker on the map and initiated a new era of African-American cinema.
Tracy Camila Johns plays Nola Darling, a young woman refreshingly open and comfortable about her sexuality, who weighs the merits of her three very different lovers (including Lee himself in his scene-stealing, feature-acting debut as “Mars Blackmon”). Lee’s collaboration with cinematographer Ernest Dickerson, a film school colleague who went on to shoot Lee’s next five features, resulted in a strikingly confident black-and-white visual style. She’s Gotta Have It also boasts a lively jazz score by Lee’s father, veteran musician Bill Lee.
- Friday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
- Bing Theater
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles
- $5 general admission
- $3 Academy members and students with a valid ID.
- Tickets will be available Friday, June 27.
- Order Tickets Online
SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE
"Bamboozled" screens on the same night at 9 p.m.