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09/29/93

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Spike Lee to speak at Stanford

STANFORD -- Spike Lee, director of such critically acclaimed films as X, Do the Right Thing and She's Gotta Have It, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium.

The speech is sponsored by the ASSU (Associated Students of Stanford University) Speakers Bureau. Tickets will be available beginning Oct. 18 at the Tresidder Ticket Office.

Tickets are free to anybody with a valid Stanford ID card, $5 to others. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the evening of the speech, but only for those presenting a valid Stanford ID.

Lee, who also produces, writes and acts, is expected to speak on issues concerning race relations and the cinema.

Lee's career in film began at New York University, where his thesis project, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, won the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Award. Since then, he has established himself as one of the top filmmakers in the United States.

Besides his films, Lee has worked on a number of other projects including music videos for Arrested Development, Tracy Chapman, Public Enemy and Stevie Wonder. He also has appeared in and directed commercials for Nike basketball shoes and Levi's jeans.

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