Spike Jonze will be joining Lisa Cholodenko and Ted Hope for a conversation on independent films on Thursday, May 26, at 6:30pm in the Cleveland Public Library’s Stokes Auditorium.
Spike Jonze is replacing David O. Russell at this event, which is free and open to the public. Jonze played a jobless, illiterate soldier in Russell’s film Three Kings and when a substitute was needed for this program, Russell suggested Jonze.
Spike Jonze has also been behind the camera since his teens when he started filming skateboarders. His films include Where the Wild Things Art, Being John Malkovich, and Adaptation. In addition, he is co-creator and executive producer of MTV’s Jackass and has directed music videos for Beastie Boys, Weezer, Bjork, Arcade Fire, and Kanye West, among others.
Ted Hope, who has been involved in the planning for this program for several months, said “We will miss him [David], but if I had to think of a replacement, it would be Spike. This will be a great show.”
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