I’m sure you have realized that we love Harlem as much or more than Spike Lee loves Brooklyn, but that does not stop us from picking his new film Red Hook Summer. Continue reading
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Art Sims is being honored by the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) which has chosen to recognize Sims for his outstanding design achievements in a new traveling exhibition and online archive entitled “Design Journeys,” a collection of stories about the professional lives, contributions and portfolios of leading African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander designers. Continue reading
By Sharon Pendana at pendulumswing
It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the unwarranted warnings of possible “incendiary” reactions among the black community upon the release of Do the Right Thing. Though it did not incite the predicted violence, it did spark dialogue about race in the United States. The seminal Spike Lee joint, released in June 1989, has since been named to a myriad of best film lists and is included in the National Film Registry of the US Library of Congress as a “culturally significant” film.
On February 26, the fine folks at ImageNation will present in their 5th collab with Lincoln Center, a 20th anniversary celebration and screening of Do the Right Thing. The invitation-only event begins at 6pm with a Settepani-catered reception and a performance of the Public Enemy anthem, Fight the Power, by Chuck D and indie rockers Apollo Heights. The screening begins promptly at 7 pm and will be followed by a cast and crew discussion moderated by Stew (of Tony-award winning Passing Strange.)
Join ImageNation by February 18, 2009 and receive a complimentary invitation to the festivities at the Walter Reade Theater. 70 Lincoln Center Plaza at 165 West 65th Street in Manhattan.