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Spike Lee coming to Los Angeles

December 28, 2010 |  5:51 pm


Spike Lee -- or is it Mookie? -- is coming to Los Angeles. No, it's Spike Lee.

Mookie was the character played by writer-director Lee in "Do the Right Thing," the 1989 film that arguably made him a contender. Spike Lee had seen independent successes with "School Daze" and "She's Gotta Have It," but "Do the Right Thing" was both a critical and commercial hit. It garnered Lee his first Oscar nomination and solidified his place as a significant new auteur, willing to be both personal and political.

The book  "Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing" is a photo-heavy book, full of behind-the-scenes pictures. It includes stories from Lee about the making of the film and the movie's ongoing cultural impact. Did you know that President Obama and the first lady went to see it on their first date?

Lee will be in town for two book signings of "Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing" in January.

Saturday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m.
Eso Won Bookstore
in Liemert Park


Sunday, Jan. 9 at 3 p.m.
Book Soup
in West Hollywood

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Image: Cover of "Spike Lee: Do the Right Thing." Credit: Ammo