Spike Lee's Photo Sparks Nostalgia on 'Crooklyn's 25th Anniversary
Spike Lee had people reminiscing after he posted a photo on Instagram commemorating "Crooklyn"'s 25th Anniversary.
"Crooklyn" was a famous quasi-autobiographical drama about a family in Brooklyn, and it's said that it's the filmmaker's best and worst work ever. However, according to Washington Post writer Desson Howe, regardless of how people thought they saw his worst work, he claims that Lee's best is really good.
To him, "Crooklyn" ranks as one of the filmmaker's finest work, and it easily outweighs all the bad. "Crooklyn" stars Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo, showing the typical African-American family life in the early 1970s. It was reflective of Spike Lee and his family's lives in Brooklyn, during the era of Soul Train, Afro-Sheen commercials, and Walt Frazier.
Now, 25 years after "Crooklyn," Spike shared its iconic movie poster on Instagram which garnered more than 34,000 likes and 1800 comments.
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"Today marks the 25th anniversary of CROOKLYN opening in theaters 5/13/1994"
Spike Lee continues to be one of the most acclaimed directors of all time, even winning his first ever Oscar this 2019. His film "BlacKkKlansman" won Best Adapted Screenplay, and he was very happy about it. Almost everyone was happy about his win, except President Donald Trump, whom he slammed in his acceptance speech.
“The 2020 presidential election is around the corner. Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate. Let's do the right thing!”
While he did not mention the president in his speech, Trump fired off at him through a tweet saying that his speech was a "racist hit."
“Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President.”
Be nice if Spike Lee could read his notes, or better yet not have to use notes at all, when doing his racist hit on your President, who has done more for African Americans (Criminal Justice Reform, Lowest Unemployment numbers in History, Tax Cuts,etc.) than almost any other Pres!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019
This hasn't stopped Spike from being himself, though, as he continues to use his influence to try and encourage people to always do the right thing.