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Listen up! Spike Lee to give free lecture at Pratt

The Brooklyn Paper

Spike Lee is coming home to talk.

The filmmaker and iconoclast who made his name portraying the Brooklyn streets where he grew up will return to his old home base on Feb. 25 to deliver a Black History Month lecture about his work.

Lee will take the stage at the Pratt Institute in Clinton Hill, just a hop skip and a jump from the Fort Greene firehouse where his first movies were conceived. And — here is the best part — the talk is totally free.

Lee traded in his borough cred for a Manhattan address years ago, but his trailblazing films, including “Do the Right Thing” and “She’s Gotta Have It,” created a new Brooklyn mythology that endures today.

The event starts at 6:30 pm in the Memorial Hall Auditorium of the Pratt campus on Willoughby Avenue in Clinton Hill. There are only 150 to 200 seats available for the public, so reserve a ticket now.

Spike Lee at the Pratt Institute Memorial Auditorium [200 Willoughby Ave. between Hall Street and Classon Avenue in Clinton Hill, (718) 636–3600, www.pratt.edu]. Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm. Free. Email events@pratt.edu for tickets.

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.

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Radio Rahim from Bed Stuy Do Or Die says:
I didn't know Spike had a film called "“She’s All That,” surely you mean She's Gotta Have It.
Feb. 14, 12:51 pm
Nathan Tempey (Brooklyn Paper) says:
Thanks, Rahim. Those are two very different movies indeed.
Feb. 14, 12:57 pm
bunnynsunny from Clinton Hill says:
One day, I hope the history books will tell everyone’s stories, and our history will just be considered American history.
Feb. 14, 2:10 pm

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