Reynolda Film Festival features Spike Lee
January 20, 2010
Film Director Spike Lee will highlight the 2010 Reynolda Film Festival at Wake Forest University March 26. The award-winning film producer, director and writer will present “Spike Lee: Following Your Dreams.”
The event will be held at 7 p.m. in Wait Chapel. Admission is $5 for the general public; free to Wake Forest students, faculty and staff.
Founded in 2008, the Reynolda Film Festival is organized and led completely by Wake Forest students. It features a blend of entertainment, education and competition designed to promote the art of filmmaking and challenge and inspire rising filmmakers.
“The Spike Lee event draws from all three elements of the film festival’s founding promise: entertain, inspire, and challenge aspiring filmmakers and the community,” says Brent Lindley, a Wake Forest junior and director of this year’s festival. The complete schedule of screenings and speakers for the 2010 Reynolda Film Festival will be announced in February.
Lee has received critical and box office success for such films as “Do the Right Thing,” “Mo’ Better Blues,” “Clockers” and “Get on the Bus.” His epic drama “Malcolm X,” starring Denzel Washington, received two Academy-Award nominations. His most recent film, “Miracle at St. Anna,” is set in 1944 and chronicles the story of four black American soldiers who were part of the 92nd ‘Buffalo Soldier” Division.
Lee has starred in more than 25 commercials, beginning in 1988 with his famous Nike Air Jordan ads. He has also produced and directed numerous music videos for such artists as Michael Jackson and Tracy Chapman. The actor and director grew up in Brooklyn, then attended Morehouse College in Atlanta and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a master's degree in film production.
Tickets for “Spike Lee: Following Your Dreams” may be purchased in advance through the Reynolda Film Festival Web site at www.reynoldafilmfestival.com/Spike. Tickets will also be available at the door, but advance ticket purchase is recommended due to limited seating.
Tickets for Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff are free, but advance tickets are recommended. Tickets may be requested through www.reynoldafilmfestival.com/Spike
Ellen Sterner Sedeno