North Central presents filmmaker Spike Lee as keynote speaker during its Martin Luther King Week celebration. “An Evening with Spike Lee” begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Wentz Concert Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Although the event is free to the campus community, tickets are required to assure a seat; call 630-637-SHOW (7469). The public is invited to purchase a ticket.
Martin Luther King Week, Jan. 15-22, is an annual celebration of the College’s history of building bridges among cultures and is coordinated by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
Lee is an award-winning producer, director and actor and grew up in a relatively well-off African-American family. He was making amateur films by age 20 and his first student film, “Last Hustle in Brooklyn,” was completed when he was an undergraduate at Morehouse College. He went on to graduate from the New York University Film School in 1982. More