Actor and director Spike Lee speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the release of his sixth movie in the "Chronicles of Brooklyn" series, "Red Hook Summer."
Filmmakers chronicle over four years in the lives of two urban Chicago youths in pursuit of pro basketball stardom.
Outstanding chronicle of one of America's most controversial black leaders, assassinated in 1965. Washington's portrayal is incredible!
Film School clip - starring Alrick Brown, Marc Forster, Amy Heckerling. Directed by Tamas Bojtor.
After a run of bad luck, John (Steve Buscemi), a compulsive gambler, runs away from Las Vegas and toward a normal job and life. Taking a nondescript position in an auto insurance company in Albuquerque, he tries to get ahead in the straight world, amid the ever-present temptations of scratch-off lotto tickets.
When his boss, Mr. Townsend (Peter Dinklage), asks John to accompany his top fraud debunker, Virgil (Romany Malco) on an investigation of a dubious car "accident" near Vegas, John sees an opportunity to get a promotion , though he's concerned about returning to the gambling game. Before leaving he becomes involved with his eccentric co-worker Jill (Sarah Silverman), a dalliance that has the potential to become a real relationship.
Soon John is on the road with Virgil, where they encounter a series of offbeat characters, including a wheelchair-bound stripper (Emmanuelle Chriqui), a nude militant (Tim Blake Nelson), a park Ranger (Jesse Garcia), and a carnival human torch (John Cho). While Virgil is the supposed leader of the investigation, it's John who begins to finally assert himself, pushing the case closer to a conclusion.
Through the journey, John's confidence builds, and he realizes that he can't escape his gambling addiction by running away from it, it will follow him wherever he goes. It's only when he returns to Vegas and his experiences there finally send him on the path to breaking free.
Jimmy asks Denzel about playing basketball at Fordham at the same time as Jimmy's uncle, and the two compare their experiences of being directed by Spike Lee.
She Hate Me movie trailer - starring Ellen Barkin, Kerry Washington, Anthony Mackie, Monica Bellucci, Ossie Davis, Jim Brown. Directed by Spike Lee. Theatrical Release Date: 7/30/2004
Spike Lee says that ever since was a boy growing up in Atlanta and Brooklyn, New York, he's been an instigator. Over the years, he has publicly criticized fellow directors like Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino and Tyler Perry. Now, Spike reveals how he really feels about Tyler.
In 1997, Spike Lee released '4 Little Girls,' a moving documentary about the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, which killed four African-American girls. The film went on to earn an Oscar nomination for best documentary. Watch as Spike discusses one of the most difficult decisions he's ever made as a director.
Coming of age in Newark, NJ, where stealing cars is a way to make money, prove you're a man and have some fun. Growing up isn't always a joy ride.
Sad news to report, legendary Hollywood and Broadway actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee has died. A rep for the 91-year-old actress confirmed that she died at her home in New York on Wednesday night surrounded by her family. Ruby led the way for African American women in Hollywood, best known for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She also starred in several Spike Lee movies including Jungle Fever and Do the Right Thing. Ruby was also a well regarded poet and screenwriter, and throughout her career she won a Grammy, Emmy and received a National Medal of the Arts.
Oprah meets with Oscar-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee in Brooklyn, New York, for a candid conversation about his prolific career. Spike also talks about his upcoming film 'Oldboy' and the controversial tweet he sent out following Trayvon Martin's death.
Lisa Picard Is Famous movie trailer - starring Sandra Bullock, Charlie Sheen, Griffin Dunne, Daniel London, Kit Carson, L.M. Kit Carson. Directed by Griffin Dunne. Genre: Comedy
For the past 15 years, groundbreaking director Spike Lee has been a professor at his alma mater, New York University. Spike says he's following in the footsteps of his mother and grandmother, both teachers. Watch as he details his rich family history and shares how his grandmother saved her Social Security checks to pay for his undergraduate and graduate education.
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