Magazine article Screen International

Spike Lee in Cannes Keynote Conversation, Gala Honour

Magazine article Screen International

Spike Lee in Cannes Keynote Conversation, Gala Honour

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EXCLUSIVE: Veteran filmmaker to receive honour on May 22.

Spike Lee and long-time collaborator Roger Guenveur Smith will discuss their Netflix Original documentary Rodney King during a Cannes keynote followed by a gala event at The American Pavilion on May 22.

Luxury concierge service WanderLuxxe will host the charity benefit black tie gala later in the day in honour of Lee and Smith at The American Pavilion.

Screen International is media partner on the event, which will feature performances and tributes to the filmmakers.

Lee directed Rodney King, which stars Smith in his one-man show that is currently streaming worldwide on Netflix.

King was beaten by four police officers following a high-speed car chase in March 1991. The ensuing acquittal of the officers sparked the LA Riots 25 years ago. …

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