As per the CFC press release:
In celebration of Black History Month and presented by TD, CFC and Clement Virgo are pleased to host a special evening in conversation with acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee to discuss the role of music in his films. A notable writer, director, producer, actor and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film, Spike Lee is widely regarded as a premiere filmmaker and a forerunner in the ‘do it yourself’ school of filmmaking. His films are often provocative socio-political critiques that challenge cultural assumptions, not only about race, but class and gender identity as well while incorporating a distinctive and powerful use of music. The evening will combine conversation and film clips to examine the use of music in Lee’s films – from his musical collaborations with his father, Bill Lee, a jazz bassist, to Prince, Stevie Wonder and composer Terence Blanchard.
6:45 p.m. - Photo op/media wall
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Discussion with Spike Lee, Clement Virgo
Where: Cineplex Odeon Varsity Theatre 8
55 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20.00 (all proceeds will go towards the CFC Diversity Scholarship).