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The Palm Springs In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val has se­lected Spike Lee as the re­cip­i­ent of its ca­reer achieve­ment award.

Lee will be pre­sented with the honor at the fes­ti­val’s awards gala on Jan 3 at the Palm Springs Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. The fes­ti­val runs from Jan 3 to Jan 14.

“Spike Lee has been an out­stand­ing warrior for equal rights while cre­at­ing an iconic body of film and tele­vi­sion work over his 30-year ca­reer,” said fes­ti­val chair­man Harold Matzner. “In ‘BlacKkKlans­man’, Lee di­rects one of his best and most provoca­tive films about an African-Amer­i­can de­tec­tive and a white de­tec­tive who are de­ter­mined to in­fil­trate and ex­pose the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs. It is our great honor to present the Ca­reer Achieve­ment Award to Spike Lee.” Past re­cip­i­ents of the fes­ti­val’s ca­reer achieve­ment award in­clude An­nette Ben­ing, Kevin Cost­ner, Bruce Dern, Robert Du­vall, Clint East­wood, Sally Field, Mor­gan Free­man, Holly Hunter, and Sa­muel L. Jack­son. (RTRS)


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