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U of M Will Host "An Evening With Spike Lee" March 17 University News
For release: March 5, 2010

For press information, contact Tristan Wilkerson, 501-952-4772

Spike LeeProducer, director, writer, and actor Spike Lee will speak on a range of issues, including the image of black America and the politics of film and media, at the University of Memphis March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s “Night of Enlightenment” lecture series.

Lee, a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and New York University’s Tisch School of Arts, has written, directed, produced, and acted in such films as She’s Gotta Have It, School Daze, Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, Inside Man, and Miracle at St. Anna. He has worked with such award-winning actors as Denzel Washington (Inside Man, He Got Game, Malcolm X) and with Michael Jordan on Nike’s Air Jordan campaign.

The event is sponsored by the Kappa Eta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and co-sponsored by the Student Event Allocations Committee.

For more information or for press passes, contact Tristan Wilkerson at 501-952-4772 or txwlkrsn@memphis.edu, or Laura Hoffman at lhffman2@memphis.edu

The Rose Theatre is located east of the Student Plaza and the main Administration Building.Parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage or in the Southern Avenue parking lot.

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