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Spike Lee's Newest Controversy



SUMMER OF SAM
No stranger to controversy, director Spike Lee is filming his new flick Summer of Sam
and simultaneously confronting critics over the fact that the film has no black actors in it.

In response to the criticism, Lee told Premiere Magazine, "Closed-minded people will
say, 'Spike finally made a movie with an all-white cast.' I hold the diversity of my films
up against any director working in the studio system today."

The film stars John Leguizamo and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino.
http://movies.go.com/summerofsam/index.html
Release date: July 1999

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