Spike Lee has been challenging filmgoers since the release of his first movie, Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads, in 1983. After the 1989 box office breakthrough Do The Right Thing, Lee proved his staying power by addressing racial and political issues in films that make many viewers uncomfortable but always seem to teach something new.
Lee celebrates the release of 36 films, or "joints" as he terms them, on March 29 at City Winery in Napa. Attendees will be treated to selections from his movies—great for those who only know him from Malcolm X or the classic Jungle Fever—and six wines paired with the screenings. Additionally, there will be a Q&A sessions with Lee, an exclusive look at his latest film, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, and a surprise musical guest. Expect this one to sell out.
An Evening of Music, Film and Wine with Spike Lee happens March 29 at City Winery, 1030 Napa. 8pm. $60–$75. 707.260.1600.