Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Others to Celebrate Protégés at Rolex Arts Weekend – Film News in Brief

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Spike Lee, Phyllida Lloyd, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Carrie Mae Weems are set to celebrate their protégés at the Rolex Arts Weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 9 and 10.

The weekend will feature the eight established and emerging artists who were brought together by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for two days of public conversations, performances and installations. Celebrating the latest cycle of the initiative, the Rolex Arts Initiative pairs highly gifted young artists from around the world with experienced figures in their field. Since it was established in 2002, the intiative has created an international community of 58 mentors and 58 protégés.

During the festival, all four renown mentors of the latest cycle will join together in a moderated panel discussion on the experience of mentorship in the arts entitled “From Generation to Generation.” Lee will also take part in a conversation with his protégé, Native American filmmaker Kyle Bell, who will present two short films reflecting upon experiences in the Native American community. The presentation will also feature other work in development as well as a conversation between Bell and Lee focusing on common themes in their storytelling.

Spanning the disciplines of film, theater, and visual arts, the Rolex Arts Weekend will feature a large public program featuring the work of the 2020−2022 mentor-protégé pairs, including theater maker Whitney White, visual artist Camila Rodríguez Triana and open category protégée Agustina San Martín.

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