Spike Lee, 1994
Among the most significant voices in American cinema, film director Spike Lee epitomizes the ideals of the Wexner Prize, which honors a contemporary artist in any field whose work has been consistently original, influential, and challenging to convention. This award recognizes Lee’s groundbreaking feature films, documentaries, television movies, music videos, and commercials.
Inspired by Lee’s memories of growing up in Brooklyn, Crooklyn captures the everyday rhythms of family life involving a musician father, a strict teacher mother trying to make ends meet, four rambunctious brothers and their sister, who is the focus of the film. With Alfre Woodard and Delroy Lindo. (115 mins, 35mm)