CINEMA: IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT

INSPIRED BY ITS MESSAGE, BLACK MEN FINANCE SPIKE LEE'S FILM ABOUT THE MILLION MAN MARCH

Say what you will about Spike Lee's uneven talents as a film director, there is no gainsaying his entrepreneurial zeal or commitment to enhancing the black presence in Hollywood. Case in point: Get On the Bus, Lee's celebration of the Million Man March, which opens on Oct. 16, the first anniversary of the event. Apart from its subject matter, the movie is nothing special. But in its unprecedented method of financing, Bus represents an important breakthrough for racial equity. Its entire budget came from black male investors inspired by the march's message of self-reliance. Says Lee: "If we really wanted this...

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