Spike Lee Retrospective

On the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking film Do the Right Thing, BAMcinématek and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences looked back on nearly three decades of remarkable Spike Lee Joints. The writer-director-actor’s consistently surprising works display a boundless visual imagination, some of the most fearlessly intelligent discourse on race relations in American cinema, and an ability to infuse independent projects and big-budget blockbusters alike with his edgy, energetic style.

The identity for the film series reflects the power of the director’s films: dynamic typography, a color palette fit for a die-hard Knicks fan, and nods to 80’s political posters.