A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective : She's Gotta Have It
Jul 11 7:30pm PT
Add to Calendar 07/11/2014 19:30 07/11/2014 19:30 America/Los_Angeles A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective : She's Gotta Have It 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.... View More [1] Event Details [2] Get Directions [3] [1] http://www.oscars.org/events/spike-lee-joints-retrospective-shes-gotta-have-it [2] http://www.oscars.org/events/spike-lee-joints-retrospective-shes-gotta-have-it [3] https://maps.google.com/maps?q=5905+Wilshire+Blvd%2C+Los+Angeles%2C+CA+90036&hl=en&iwloc=near&z=14&t=m 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Oscars.org | Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences web@oscars.org use-title
She's Gotta Have It
A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective : She's Gotta Have It
Bing Theatre - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
 

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.

1986, 84 minutes, black and white, 35mm | Written and directed by Spike Lee; with Tracy Camila Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell.