1. ”’We’re in Disarray’: An Interview With Spike Lee.” The filmmaker discusses Ferguson, getting tenure at NYU, and the eclecticism of his new movie, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus.
“Yeah, but you can’t live your life on Kickstarter. I know I can’t. It’ll give you a pass one time. But I’ll work within the Hollywood system. It just depends upon the budget. I’m not crazy. I knew going in that there’s no way any studio would do this film. I never even sent it out. It was always conceived as a Kickstarter project. So the goal was to raise the money in the time allotted, and we did it. But not getting the necessary funds for a project has happened before. Not just to me. There’s a lot of great stuff out there that has yet to receive financing and the green light. That’s just the nature of the beast in dealing with the Hollywood system. And also, if you have a script that’s ambitious, even with Kickstarter you’re not going to raise $10 million. That’s not going to happen.”