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Hackerman Foundation Best & Next Series: Spike Lee


Registration is required. Due to seating capacity tickets will not be sold at the door, only registered ticket holders will be admitted. Please note there will be no autographs, book signing, or Q&A. Photographs and videos are not permitted.

Doors open at 5:45 pm on December 3 for registered ticket holders.

Spike Lee is a notable writer, director, producer, actor, and author who revolutionized both the landscape of independent cinema and the role of black talent in film. He will be in conversation with Sameer Rao, arts and entertainment reporter on The Baltimore Sun’s features desk.

Call 410-396-5494 with registration questions or to confirm handicapped seating.

This lecture is made possible by the Hackerman Foundation with additional support from the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation and Sandra R. Berman.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00pm

Central Library, Elizabeth K. Moser Central Hall
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Type

Best & Next Series, Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Best & Next Series

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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Lily Hues

Lily Hues left a positive review 12/3/2019

It was a fun and lighthearted event. Too short. The staff who seated us and security were exceptional. There did not seem to be an agend to the discussion. Mr. Lee was in great spirits and made us laugh with his ancedotes. The visit by Ms. Carla Hayden and her announcement for the inclusion of Spike Lee's "Shes Gotta Have It" into the National Film Registry was a great surprise. The sound system was terrible. Making it difficult to clearly hear everything. But all in all, I was happy to have an invite to a great occasion.

Diane Bush

Diane Bush left a negative review 12/3/2019

Don't know because I wasn't able to get a ticket within 3 minutes after lines opened on first day. First day sold out. Why would you give out four tickets to an event that wouldn't hold that many guests even with overfow? The people who initially asked/followed should have been allowed to get "1" ticket at the least. Never tried again because believed it was a bunch of BS!!

Peter Van Buren

Peter Van Buren left a positive review 12/3/2019

We were so pleased that we were able to get tickets and be in the audience. It was so special to see and Hear Mr. Lee in person. This was a very special evening for Baltimore. Thank you very much.

Jennifer Silverman

Jennifer Silverman left a positive review 12/3/2019

Spike Lee at the Pratt was awesome! The Sun reporter was maybe not he best foil for Mr. Lee but I could have listed to him talk all night and continue to be entertained.

I grew up in NYC so my impression of Spike Lee was also that guy with his antics at the Knicks game but he showed off an incredibly smart and well-though-out (and passionate) side at this talk.

Jean Byers

Jean Byers left a positive review 12/3/2019

It was a great opportunity that the library provided free to the public to have such a big name as Spike Lee, but the moderator was awkward with mic and with questions and distracted from the program. Also, it seemed too short for all the work that went into putting it on.

Cheryl Goodman

Cheryl Goodman left a negative review 12/3/2019

I was not able to attend this event--no tickets available. I found the process to arrange for tickets very confusing. Although I registered more than a week in advance, at exactly noon on the day the tickets became available, I logged in to reserve and noted all of the tickets were gone. Not sure how I would have been able to attend.

Rose A McNeill

Rose A McNeill left a positive review 12/3/2019

I really enjoyed hearing Spike Lee talk about current issues. The sound in the back of the venue was not great. Wish there was a Q&A after for the audience to ask questions because the moderator was not that good and was not interactive with Mr Lee. Hope this will be on your podcast. I would love to listen again.

robin sherrer

robin sherrer left a review 12/3/2019

really? you thought i got in? nope. didn't get in. couldn't get in.

Barbee Barber

Barbee Barber left a positive review 12/3/2019

Looking forward to the next event.

Barbee Barber

Barbee Barber left a positive review 12/3/2019

It is exciting to have such thought leaders come to speak.

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