Afro-Punk fest to feature Spike Lee

All-day program takes place July 5

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s fifth annual Afro-Punk Festival will feature an all-day Spike Lee program on July 5.

Screenings will include rarities like “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads” — the 1983 pic Lee filmed for his NYU thesis about a barber who becomes entangled with the mob.

Also at the fest: a 20th anniversary screening of Lee’s “Do the Right Thing,” David Leaf’s 2008 docu “The Night James Brown Saved Boston” and Catherine Gund’s “What’s On Your Plate?,” presented with the filmmaker in attendance.

Fest, which runs July 3-8, is co-curated by Matthew Morgan and James Spooner.

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