The President’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Murray State University will present a Spike Lee Film Festival at the end of January to promote the iconic filmmaker’s appearance on Feb. 4 as this year’s Presidential Lecture.
“Basically, this film festival is designed to do two things,” said S.G. Carthell, a member of the commission and the director of MSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. “The first is to kind of educate or re-educate folks on who Spike Lee is. Some of the younger generation may know him as an icon but not really his body of work, as far as his films. He’s been a professor at NYU (New York University) for 15 years in the film studies department, and he’s produced a number of books. So there’s a lot of things he’s done in addition to just some of the iconic films that people know him for.