Spike Lee's 'Red Hook Summer' Co-Producer On Racial Stereotypes In Movies: Sundance

When Spike Lee premiered Red Hook Summer at Sundance, media seemed to disregard everything he had to say, save for a short diatribe about how Hollywood doesn’t understand how to depict African Americans in film. His co-producer and co-writer James McBride wrote a thoughtful essay on the subject that appeared on Lee’s 40 Acres.com website, which is part of Lee’s 40 Acres and a Mule film company. I just caught up with it, and though it worth repeating. Lee’s 1986 film She’s Gotta Have It was, along with Steven Soderbergh’s sex lies & videotape and a few others, a seminal film that helped author the independent film revolution that is personified by Sundance.
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