From Academy Award® Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets — Paul (Delroy Lindo), Otis (Clarke Peters), Eddie (Norm Lewis), and Melvin (Isiah Whitlock, Jr.) — who return to Vietnam. Searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Chadwick Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure, our heroes, joined by Paul’s concerned son (Jonathan Majors), battle forces of Man and Nature — while confronted by the lasting ravages of The Immorality of The Vietnam War.
Famed Director Spike Lee wrote on his Instagram page upon releasing his latest Spike Lee Joint, “My Short Film – NEW YORK NEW YORK Is A Love Letter To It’s People. Plain And Simple.”
The short film, emotional and stark at times, makes us think about what New York was like before COVID-19. “Was it that grey?” “Where are all the busy New Yorkers?” “When have I ever seen a subway empty?”
The film opens with a bunch of landmarks and ends thanking the healthcare workers for their daily sacrifice to the city who has been struck the hardest in the entire US.
Thank you healthcare workers. Thank you Spike Lee.
Featured photo courtesy Spike’s Joint. Poster currently on sale.
Our main man, Spike, Lee is at it again. He’s calling unsigned artists to submit music for the latest season of She’s Gotta Have It. She’s Gotta Have It is currently shooting Season 2 of the Netflix series. This is what the legend had to say on his instagram.
I, Spike Lee, Of Sound Mind And Body (HA HA) Hereby Want to Consider Your Music For SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT SEASON 2. We Are Now Accepting Submissions for ALL GENRES OF MUSIC By Independent/Unsigned Artists. Only Original Music Created By You—NO SAMPLES, NO COVER RECORDINGS OF OTHER PEOPLE’S SONGS, NO COPYING OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MATERIAL. The Music Is Inconsequential To the Subject Matter Of The Show. Submit The Best of Your Work. We Are Only Reviewing Music Through SoundCloud. Please set your SoundCloud Setting to “Public” So That We Can Access Your Submission. Again, NO SAMPLES, NO COVER RECORDINGS OF OTHER PEOPLE’S SONGS, NO COPYING OF OTHER PEOPLE’S MATERIAL. ABSOLUTELY NO BITING. ABSOLUTE DEADLINE JUNE 30th. YA SLOW, YA BLOW. YA SNOOZE, YA LOSE. Click The Link In The Bio.
This is one of these opportunities. Submit your stuff. This may be your break. If you make it, we’d love to hear about it. You never know where your opportunity is going to come from. So, don’t doubt yourself, just go for it. No time like the present.