Storied filmmaker Spike Lee is the latest in a long line of auteurs to be awarded honors by the American Cinematheque. The ceremony celebrating Lee’s more than three decade-career was presented virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.
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Academy award winning film maker Spike Lee was honored with the 34th annual Cinematheque Award during a virtual ceremony.
Lee’s peers including Angela Bassett, Ryan Coogler, Jodie Foster, Norm Lewis and longtime collaborator Rosie Perez appeared in video clips sharing stories about working with Lee through the years.
Foster, who moderated the virtual ceremony, opened the evening with an intimate one-on-one conversation with Lee.
Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods” cast presented him with the award, and he vowed to forever make films during his acceptance speech.
“Let’s keep it going,” he said.
Spike Lee is a legend, “Do the Right Thing,” “Crooklyn” “Malcolm X,” “Mo’ Better Blues” and “Jungle Fever” are classics that live up to this day. Give this man his flowers.