The school’s cinema program has garnered attention recently. The New York City announcement in December that it would be investing some $6.7 million in Brooklyn College’s graduate cinema program gives it resources to improve, while plans to move the school to the Steiner Studios lot makes sure it can offer a unique take on education.
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More than 300 Brooklyn College students filled the Student Center on Feb. 25 to hear noted filmmaker Spike Lee deliver the keynote address for “Conversations on Race and Performance,” a discussion on the legacy of minstrel in modern-day television and film. The event was part of a Black History Month program, now in its second year, sponsored by the Department of Africana Studies.
As part of the program, Lee met earlier that day with close to 80 students in Introduction to Production (FILM 1201), taught by Mustapha Khan, an Emmy Award–winning visiting professor in the Department of Film.
During both talks, Lee took questions from students and shared with them his personal experiences in crafting his career as a filmmaker…