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

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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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