By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective

The Academy celebrates the visual imagination, intelligent discourse on race relations, and edgy, energetic style of writer-director-actor Spike Lee with a retrospective of his work. Screenings are held at LACMA’s Bing Theater, with additional screenings at the Academy's Linwood Dunn Theater. The presentation includes a 25th-anniversary celebration of Do the Right Thing, featuring an onstage discussion with Lee and cast and crew members. Special guests give introductions at all July screenings.

Lee who won a Student Academy Award in 1983 for Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, his master's thesis at New York University on which he worked with Ernest Dickerson, Ang Lee, and Lee’s father, who composed the score. Lee has earned two Academy Award® nominations: in 1989 for his original screenplay for Do the Right Thing, and in 1997 for his acclaimed documentary 4 Little Girls.


July 11, 2014 | 7:30pm
July 11, 2014 | 9:00pm
July 18, 2014 | 7:30pm
July 25, 2014 | 7:30pm