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Spike Lee directing live concert webcast of The Roots and John Legend

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 22nd, 2010

I guess the new thing for filmmakers to direct is concert webcasts.

After Terry Gilliam helmed an Arcade Fire concert webcast, Spike Lee is set to follow suit, as according to Pitchfork, the director will be directing a webcast of the upcoming New York City performance of The Roots and John Legend.

This will be another performance in the American Express Unstaged series, and will be available to watch, for free, on YouTube, with clips being available to watch if you happen to miss the performance.

Personally, while I’m always interested to see directors branch out, having seen the Gilliam concert, there isn’t much in the way of creative wiggle room for a filmmaker, and knowing Lee’s documentary work, I’m thinking something like his Kobe Bryant documentary, KOBE DOIN' WORK, this may be a rather straight forward performance piece.

That all said, this is still an absolute must see, as both Legend and The Roots are fantastic live performers. The concert starts tomorrow night at 9, so if you can, definitely check this one out.

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