TONIGHT: Seattle Film Fest Honors Spike, "Passing Strange"

Readers in the birthplace of Jimi still have time to get tix for tonight's event, where the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will honor filmmaker Spike Lee.  Also included is a special screening of the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Passing StrangeFrom the festival site:

SIFF will present the Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding
Achievement in Directing to Spike Lee in recognition of his
extraordinary filmmaking career. This special tribute ceremony will
include a montage of clips highlighting his diverse work as a director
and pioneer of contemporary cinema. Prior to the screening of Passing Strange, Spike Lee will take the stage for an in-depth interview and Q&A session with the audience.

Longtime readers know I'm a big fan of Passing Strange.  The more people who get to see it, the better.  In fact, the film version of the Tony Award-winning musical will get a TV broadcast next year, since it was acquired by PBS at the recent Tribeca Film Festival.

Thanks to Bill Bragin and Three Imaginary Girls for the heads up about this screening.

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