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Films with: Lee, Spike

25th hour
Monty Brogan is facing a seven year prison sentence for dealing drugs. On the night before he has to go to prison, he decides to go out with his friends one last time, and re-examines his life in the process.
DVD 4329
4 little girls
"When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern."--Container.
DVD 2104
Bamboozled
In a searing parody of American television and racial attitudes a young African American network executive, under pressure from his white boss, creates a minstrel show, hoping that it will fail and that he will be released from his network contract -- but the TV show becomes both a hit and the subject of much controversy.
DVD 1127
Blackkklansman
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
DVD 12876
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq is a modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play 'Lysistrata' by Aristophanes. After the murder of a child by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's South Side creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
DVD 11762
Clockers
Two brothers grow up together in the same Brooklyn housing projects, but they are as opposite as good and evil. Victor Dunham has a family, works two jobs and leads a respectable life. His 19-year-old brother, Strike, hangs out with his friends on a bench and sells crack cocaine. Strike agrees to kill a rival dealer as a favor to Rodney, the neighborhood drug kingpin, but when the man is murdered, it is Victor who confesses. Detective Rocco Kleine won't buy Victor's confession, and begins to attempt to break down the stories of both brothers in order to save Victor.
DVD 1847
Crooklyn
Director Spike Lee fashions a bold, flavorful picture of family life in a crowded but cozy Brooklyn neighborhood nicknamed "Crooklyn" by the Carmichaels, who experience one very special summer in their hometown under difficult but often wonderful circumstances.
DVD 1284
Do the right thing
Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
DVD 174
Do the right thing a Spike Lee joint /
During the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, racial tensions are quickly inflamed and violence ensues.
DVD 12555
Evolution of a criminal
DVD 11817
Films of Spike Lee
Through in-depth interviews, behind the scenes footage and clips from his films, Spike Lee talks about the ideas, influences, motivations, struggles and successes behind his work. "I have been blessed with the opportunity to express the views of black people who otherwise don't have access to power and the media. I have to take advantage of that while I am still bankable." Includes filmography and weblink.
DVD 1090
Get on the bus
Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers.
DVD 1282
Girl 6
When an attractive, talented actress discovers that the only job she can get is working as a fantasy telephone operator, she decides to make the most of it. As Girl 6, she soon becomes the most popular girl in town.
DVD 4332
He got game
With promises of a reduced sentence, Jake Shuttlesworth is granted temporary release from state prison in order to persuade the nation's top college basketball recruit, his estranged son Jesus, to play ball for the Governor's alma mater! Includes theatrical trailer.
DVD 1230
Huey P. Newton story
A dramatization of the life of Huey P. Newton, late co-founder of the Black Panther Party. Includes archival footage.
DVD 4333
If God is willing and da creek don't rise
This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
DVD 8309
Inside man
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation.
DVD 4633
John Leguizamo's Freak
John Leguizamo performs his semi-demi-quasi-pseudo autobiographical one-man show.
DVD 7986
Jungle fever
A black architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors.
DVD 1286
Love & basketball
This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete.
DVD 4521
Malcolm X
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
DVD 289
Miracle at St. Anna
August 1944. Follows four black soldiers of the all-black 92nd Infantry Division who get trapped near the small Tuscan village of Sant'Anna di Stazzema on the Gothic Line during the Italian Campaign of World War II. One of the men will risk his life to save an Italian boy who lives in the city where the Waffen-SS have massacred most of the citizens of the town in retaliation for Italian partisan activity. A sculpted head from the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence is a focal point.
DVD 6382
Miracle's boys
Life in the hood is tough, especially for the Bailey brothers, who find themselves on their own after the deaths of their parents. As they struggle to hold their family together, the boys have to face the challenges of raising themselves. The series follows the trio through their hardships and triumphs, as they learn to face life's challenges and rewards, together on the mean streets of Harlem.
DVD 4336
Mo' better blues
Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam is obsessed by his music and indecisive about his girlfriends. But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and chilhood friend, Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined.
DVD 1285
Original kings of comedy
A concert film featuring performances by four major African American stand-up comedians. Includes backstage footage and interviews.
DVD 1243
Passing strange
A young man leaves behind his mother and life in a Los Angeles neighborhood and sets out on a journey of self-discovery in Europe during the 1970s in order to find his purpose in life through his music. A theatrical stage production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
DVD 7623
School daze
A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life.
DVD 1247
She hate me
Executive John Henry Jack Armstrong gets fired when he blows the whistle on his bosses' business dealings. Desperate to make a living, he accepts his lesbian ex-girlfriend's offer for cash to impregnate her and soon he has a line seeking his services.
DVD 4348
She's gotta have it
"When it comes to love, Nola Darling has gotta problem: she's just gotta have 'it.' And she's having a hard time deciding who'll give 'it' the best. Choosing between a romantic-but-possessive nice guy, a flashy-but-vain fashion model and a fast-riding but faster-talking bicyclist, Nola finds that lessons in love can be enlightening, heart-rending, but mostly-- exasperating!"--Container.
DVD 5752
Spike Lee in Ira Allen Chapel
DVD 3269
Summer of Sam
In the summer of 1977 in New York City, a man called the Son of Sam commits numerous murders. As friends in a small Italian neighborhood become obsessed with the idea that the Son of Sam is someone nearby, the madman's plague of terror becomes the catalyst that prompts relationships to fall apart and trust to disintegrate into dread.
DVD 1281
Ten minutes older.
"With complete creative freedom, the directors bring their own unique interpretation of 'time' to the screen ... [This programme] takes in all human experience: birth, death, love, sex, the drama of the moment, history and ancient myth; and a great variety of locations from the jungles of South America to the streets of New York. Combined together in a feature film, their individual work gains new meangins and presents an intriguing and exciting experience for all filmgoers"--Container.
DVD 4349
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts /
Four acts document distinct perspectives on the pivotal events that preceded and followed Katrina's passage through New Orleans, a catastrophe during which the divide between race and class lines has never been more pronounced.
DVD 4660
When we were kings
A documentary on Mohammad Ali at the time of the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" match with George Forman in Zaire.
DVD 590