Spike Lee talks to GQ about the Haiti earthquake, the followup to his Emmy-winning HBO documentary about Katrina, and why he’s (slightly) miffed at Obama
What should Obama have done differently about the spill?
Before this catastrophe, our president was in favor of offshore drilling. And when this thing happened, he backtracked real quick. [pauses] I don’t know why Obama ever trusted these BP guys! They would lie to their mothers. Hayward does not give a fuck. The thing we don’t talk about is that eleven Americans lost their lives and it took seven weeks to invite their families to the White House. I’m not trying to bash my man, but that’s a long time.
Photo credit: Charlie Varley/HBO/Associated Press Spike Lee in New Orleans, filming “If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise.”
Spike Lee returns to New Orleans Five years after the horrific event of Hurricane Katrina for ‘IF GOD IS WILLING AND DA CREEK DON’T RISE’, a four hour, two part documentary debuting tonight August 23rd and tomorrow night the 24th, exclusively on HBO.
The documentary airs at 8pm central time.
View an in depth interview featuring Spike speaking on the new documentary below…….
Read Lee’s interview with the Arts Beat from the New York Times..
Thousands of Michael Jackson fans gather to celebrate the late pop star’s birthday at a party organized by filmmaker Spike Lee in Prospect Park in Brooklyn Saturday.