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Ground-breaking filmmaker Spike Lee will give a public talk at University of Puget Sound at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28.

"An Evening with Spike Lee" will be held in Memorial Fieldhouse on N. 11th Street in Tacoma. Tickets for the talk will go on sale Monday, Jan. 24.

Lee began his career with the 1986 hit "She's Gotta Have It" followed by a string of films that have challenged expectations including "Malcolm X," "She Hate Me," "Summer of Sam," "Jungle Fever," "Inside Man," and the award-winning documentary about Hurricane Katrina, "When the Levees Broke" and its follow-up, "If God is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise."

Most recently, Lee has authored the book "Do the Right Thing," based on his 1989 hit film.

"I've been blessed with the opportunity to express the view of black people who otherwise don't have access to power and the media," he wrote in Do the Right Thing. "I have to take advantage of this while I'm still bankable."

Admission is $15 for the general public and $10 for students with identification. Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff attend for free, but tickets must be acquired in advance. For tickets contact Wheelock Information Center, or order by credit card at 253.879.3419, beginning Monday, Jan. 24.

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