When it comes to the legendary director and New York native, Spike Lee, there’s no hesitancy in saying that he knows how to make an impact. Since 1990, Spike has been responsible for over 50 films since the 1980s, numerous awards, Nike commercials, and Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It. When you talk about legendary filmmakers, he is definitely apart of that conversation. Even though he has already made a name for himself, the icon still works like he’s fresh in the game. With that being said, Spike Lee work teaches us that there is always a story to be told.
This year, not only is Spike bringing BlacKkKlansman to the Cannes Film Festival next month but he’s also stepping into the teaching role. The director plans on not teaching the class in person but the digital way instead. The filmmaker who attended Morehouse College and NYU, and one of the most important people in black film, will offer the online class in partnership with Master Class. Lee’s class is set to start this summer amongst the platform. The class is $90, will consist of 16 lessons, and will include two dozen other celebrity-led tutorials. It’s great to see the leaders of film turn into the teachers of film for the next generation. You can actually learn more about the summer course now here. Are you signing up for the class ?