Spike Lee Retrospective Coming to Brooklyn

The festival will feature both Lee's classics and rarely-seen films.

Posted: 05/23/2014 11:30 AM EDT

Spike Lee is bringing it back to where it all began. BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, New York, will host a retrospective of the homegrown auteur's films in a series titled By Any Means Necessary: A Spike Lee Joints Retrospective. The program will run for twelve days, from June 29-July 10, and showcase Lee's classic works and even some of his rarely-seen films.

BAM's series will even include a screening of Lee's least seen film, his NYU Master’s thesis Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads. The filmmaker's most popular film, Do the Right Thing, will be the closing night film and will be attended by Lee and the cast.

Tickets for the full program are scheduled to go on sale soon, but passes for Do the Right Thing are available now for museum members. 

Lee is a true American auteur whose films defined a generation and made Brooklyn a mecca for artists. Fans will surely relish this rare opportunity to see his (almost) complete body of work.

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