Spike Lee, the iconic filmmaker and avid NY Knicks fan, will be sitting in as Turner Classic Movie’s Guest Programmer this week on 5 July.
Every week, TCM, the network dedicated to airing classic movies, invites a luminary of the stage, the page or the big screen to discuss his or her favourite films, opening up about the motion pictures that made, shaped and influenced them and had an indelible effect on their lives and careers.
A number of famous writers, critics, directors, actors and actresses have occupied the Guest Programmer hotseat, discussing and selecting films for TCM’s evening broadcast. Come 5 July, Lee — the diminutive School Daze, Clockers and Malcolm X director — will be filling the role, offering insight into his impressive collection of classic pictures such as Elia Kazan’s On the Waterfront and A Face in the Crowd, as well as Martin Ritt’s 1979 union drama Norma Rae.
Lee will be joined by TCM host Robert Osborne, and will shed more light on his upcoming project, Red Hook Summer.
Check TCM for more info.