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Film fest favors Spike

Director to receive award at event

The San Francisco Film Society will present its directing nod to Spike Lee at the 50th San Francisco Film Festival.

Awards night will be held May 3 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel; previously announced honors will go to Peter Morgan for screenwriting and to George Lucas.

Fest will also unspool a full four-hour version of Lee’s “When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts” on May 4.

“Spike Lee is a masterful director and one of the most important filmmakers of our generation,” said Graham Leggat, exec director of the San Francisco Film Society. “No American director of the last 25 years has done more to lever open and examine the inner workings of American society than he has.”

The festival screened Lee’s short “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads” in 1983 and held the world premiere of “She’s Gotta Have It” in 1986.

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