Filmmaker Spike Lee to Speak at Northwestern University March 2

Lee to participate in discussion following screening of his recent film “Chi-Raq”

Discussion open to media and Northwestern community; not open to general public.

EVANSTON, IL – Filmmaker Spike Lee will participate in a discussion following a screening of his most recent film “Chi-Raq” on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus Wednesday, March 2.

The event is open only to the Northwestern community, not the general public
Hosted by the University’s department of political science, dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and the student-run Contemporary Thought Speaker Series (CTSS), “An Evening with Spike Lee” includes a screening of “Chi-Raq” at 5 p.m. followed immediately by a conversation with Lee at approximately 7 p.m. Both the screening and the discussion will be held in Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street.
As part of the discussion, Lee will be joined on stage by local activists involved with the film’s production on location in Chicago.

The event also is co-sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the department of African American studies, and the department of classics.