In the year that the legendary African-American filmmaker Spike Lee turns 60, it’s hard to not appreciate the cultural relevance of his work – whether it tackles the politics of race or explores the beauty of artforms like jazz in Mo’ Better Blues. Most people agree MBB isn’t Spike’s best film, especially as it followed the ground-breaking Do The Right Thing. But it’s still worth a watch – and Sunday’s 3pm screening at the Rio Cinema in Dalston will feature an exclusive performance from a saxophonist who will play alongside the film’s score.
It’s all part of the Spike is 60 film festival which kicks off with Mo Better Blues (a day before Spike’s actual birthday on the 20th) then runs across the year before wrapping up with a screening of Chiraq in November. Find out more about Sunday’s event and the festival here.