Everybody knows what Brooklyn's finest filmmaker has been up to in the past 20 years. With films like He Got Game, Bamboozled and Inside Man, Lee has become a Hollywood heavyweight and a Black cinema icon. This year, Lee will go back to his indie roots with Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, a film funded almost entirely on Kickstarter, and continues working on short form content like comedy specials and music videos. Lee is truly one of the most prolific and thought-provoking filmmakers of his generation.
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