Only on Capitol Hill does a metro bus crash a celebrity red carpet entrance. The #10 bus dropped off it’s confused passengers right in the middle of the media mob (00:11 in the video), all crushing towards Spike Lee who arrived moments earlier at the Egyptian Theater at Pine and Broadway. Lee was being presented with the Golden Space Needle Award at SIFF. He answered a couple of questions on the tiny red carpet facing Pine St. before heading inside.
The 2 hour long presentation included clips of Spike’s movies with Lee conversing with a moderator, followed to a Q&A session. Unfortunately many of the audience questions were less than insightful, at one point an audience member interrupted the program, by yelling out “what can you teach us about being famous?!” By the end of the Q&A, the audience was getting audibly frustrated with the audience questioning, shouting “ask REAL questions!!”
One “real question” that was finally asked addressed August WIlson, the playwright who lived in Seattle from 1994 until his death in 2005. The questioner asked if Lee, a friend of Wilsons, had ever spoken with him about adapting his plays into a film. Lee said they did meet once about adapting “Fences” into a film, but that Wilson’s movie scripts were the same as his plays, and that just doesn’t work for film.