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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

She’s Gotta Have It

Fortnight 1986, Feature film, 1h30

Synopsis

March 20th, 1986, Brooklyn, New York. Today was my 29th birthday and I received a great present. My first feature film She’s Gotta Have It was invited to Cannes for the Directors’ Fortnight. I, now – more than ever – believe that to complete a film is one of the hardest tasks known to man and when you’re an independent, it takes a minor miracle. I thank God and all who have been by my side from the start Now to business. In the history of American cinema far too, too often Black people have had to rely on Hollywood to tell our stories. I’m determined to change that, even if in a small way. We shouldn’t have to depend on the Spielberg’s to define our existence. Blacks have to produce their own films, period. Spike Lee

Director

Spike Lee

John Terrell
Joie Suzanna Lee
Raye Dowell
Redmond Hicks
S. Epatha Merkerson
Spike Lee
Tracy Camilla Johns

Screenplay
Spike Lee

Image
Ernest Dickerson

Sound
Barry Alexander-Brown

Editing
Spike Lee

Music
Bill Lee

Production : Forty Acres and a Mule, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Title in Original Version : Nola Darling n’en fait qu'à sa tête

Awards

Prix de la jeunesse film étranger