Spike Lee delivers David Lean lecture at BAFTAs: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is not just a peculiarity of America, this stuff is global

Spike Lee delivers David Lean lecture at BAFTAs: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is not just a peculiarity of America, this stuff is global
Spike Lee took to the stage at 194 Piccadilly in London to deliver BAFTA’s annual David Lean lecture. Previous speakers have included Paul Greengrass, Robert Altman, Peter Weir, Oliver Stone and David Lynch – but none of those filmmakers was as outspoken in their lecture as Lee.

In a lively 90-minute talk, which concluded with a Q&A, Lee addressed a wide range of topics from the Oscars to Donald Trump to his new movie “BlacKkKlansman.” In between, he played various clips from both his own films – including “Malcolm X” and “25th Hour” – as well as classics by others, such as David Lean’s “The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

Lee wasn’t afraid to ruffle feathers during his lecture, first discussing the treatment of black people in Hollywood and in cinema following a clip from his 2000 movie “Bamboozled.” As he observed, “This movie is about demonization and degradation of black people.
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