A legend of cinema came to Berkhamsted earlier this month.
Acclaimed American filmmaker Spike Lee is renowned for career like no other. Unafraid to challenge themes of gender, race and class, his repertoire of standout films include Do The Right Thing, Malcom X and BlacKkKLansman.
On February 14, Spike joined the team at BFI’s National Archive in Berkhamsted for a tour of the collections and a look at the archive’s new 35mm print of Malcom X.
The inaugural BFI Film on Film Festival is set to take place at BFI Southbank from June 8 to 11, and is the first festival in the UK wholly dedicated to screen works solely on film.
Spike Lee has partnered with BFI, and a special showing of Malcom X will take place at the festival.
On partnering with BFI, Spike Lee said: “I’m blessed to live up to my ancestors’ credo ‘deeds, not words’. I thank the BFI for helping me in continuing my generations of family legacy. Peace and love.”