Spike Lee To Head Cannes Film Festival Jury

Way back in 1986, Spike Lee’s first feature film, “She’s Gotta Have It,” won the Prix de la Jeunesse in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. More than 30 years later, his relationship with Cannes is coming full-circle as the French festival announced that the legendary director from Brooklyn will be president of the jury for 2020. It is the first time a Black creator has held the title. …

The famed Brooklyn director who made “Malcolm X” and took home an Oscar last year for “BlacKkKlansman,” will become the first Black creative to head the Cannes jury committee. Photo Credit: Courtesy of 40 Acres & A Mule Flmwrks, via Twitter (@40AcresBrooklyn) Way back in 1986, Spike Lee ’s […]


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