CA – Spike Lee Signing

000000000000000-spike-lee-1Writer/Director Spike Lee appears at Book Soup on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 1:00 PM to sign the 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook.

The 40 Acres x Moleskine SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT NOTEBOOK commemorates the 30th anniversary of Spike’s first Joint – She’s Gotta Have It – with a special limited edition release numbered at only 3,000 books.

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • A purchase of 40 Acres x Moleskine She’s Gotta Have It 30th Anniversary Notebook from Book Soup is required. Your register receipt or online order confirmation is your line ticket. Receipts will be checked in line.
  • Spike will sign one (1) other piece of memorabilia.
  • Personalizations & photos from the line are fine.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
310.659.3110

NYC – Spike Lee Signings

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Press Release:

When Spike Lee’s first feature film, “She’s Gotta Have It”, was released in 1986 he was acclaimed as one of the most daring and creative independent filmmakers of his generation. Starring Tracy Camila Jones as Nola Darling, a young, independent woman in Brooklyn, and Lee as one of her three suitors, the movie broke new ground by telling the story of an upscale, cosmopolitan black woman.

Today, Moleskine and Spike Lee team up to create a Special Limited Edition Notebook celebrating the 30th anniversary and re-release of the movie.

The Limited Edition Notebook’s electric pink cover is a tribute to Lee’s mother, Jacquelyn, on the 40th anniversary of her death. It was she who gave Lee his nickname “Spike.” The silkscreen print on the cover is customized with an image of Nola Darling, the inside cover features full-color collage of scenes from the film, a Spike Lee filmography and the film’s cast and crew credits.

“A Moleskine notebook is as essential to my filmmaking as a camera and lens,” states Lee. “It is my hope that a new generation of storytellers and filmmakers are inspired by ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ and are able to use one of these notebooks to bring their vision to life”, said the American film director, producer, writer and actor.
In celebration of the Moleskine collaboration, Spike Lee will be hosting two in-store signings in New York City on: Saturday, July 30th at the Moleskine Store from 3-5pm on W. Broadway and on Thursday, August 4th at Barnes and Noble from 7-9pm in Union Square. The notebooks, released in limited run of 3,000 copies, are each hand-stamped with its own number and will be exclusively available at Moleskine stores and online in the U.S. only.

The Spike Lee special limited edition notebook is the latest in a series of special editions from Moleskine that celebrate storytelling, design and pop cultural icons.

Moleskine Store
436 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
(646) 964-4146

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-253-0810

CA – Do The Right Thing Signing

Spike Lee signs at Book Soup on Sunday January 9, 2010 at 3:00pm.

Celebrating just more than 20 years since its seminal debut, Do The Right Thing remains one of the most important and controversial films of its era. Employing director Spike Lee’s hometown of Brooklyn as the essential setting, this explosive film masterfully explores race and class relationships. Both a critical and popular success, Do The Right Thing became a landmark film that brought serious issues in the African American community to light and established Lee as a major director in American cinema. Lee also wrote the screenplay, produced, and even starred in this deeply personal film, which was applauded for its commanding visuals provided by Danny Aiello and John Turturro, and an assertive soundtrack featuring Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.”
Including an unprecedented insider’s look at the film, with behind-the-scenes visuals and interviews, this impressive book celebrates the impact of Do The Right Thing on our culture throughout the years. The film is even credited with bringing President Barack Obama and the First Lady together on their first date!

About the Authors:
SPIKE LEE is a writer, director, actor, producer and author who revolutionized the role of black talent in cinema. Widely regarded as a premiere African-American filmmaker, Lee is a forerunner in the ‘do it yourself’ school of independent film.

Lee’s most recent theatrical release is Miracle at St Anna, and other critical and box office successes have included Inside Man, 25th Hour, and Summer of Sam. Many of Lee’s films have earned various awards and nominations, including his 1989 film, Do the Right Thing, which garnered an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film and Director awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Brooklyn, Lee returned to the south to attend Morehouse College. After graduation, Lee continued his education at New York University where he received his Master of Fine Arts Degree in film production. Lee then founded 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks based in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. Since 2002, Lee has been Artistic Director of the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

JASON MATLOFF is a film journalist who has been writing about movies for more than a decade. He was on staff at Premiere Magazine for several years, where he put together oral histories on the Indiana Jones trilogy, Ghostbusters, and Platoon. His articles and interviews have appeared in Premiere, Spin, Empire, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Hollywood Reporter. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

NYC – Giant Steps to Change the World

Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee sign their new book on Wednesday January 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003

212-253-0810