WAX013: She's Gotta Have It, 1986

Directed by Spike Lee

Spike Lee is an Oscar Award winning Director, a Writer, Actor, Producer, Author, and NYU Grad Film Tenured Professor whose body of work has continued to grow over the last 3 decades. He has Directed and Produced over 30 films since his first feature film, the independently produced “She’s Gotta Have It”, which premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in 1986 and received the esteemed Prix de la Jeunesse Award. 30 years later, “She’s Gotta Have It” will be streaming on Netflix; the 10-episode series is a contemporary update of Lee’s revolutionary debut independent film. Born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in Da Republic of Brooklyn, Lee went South to attend Morehouse College. After graduation, he returned to New York City to continue his education at NYU Tisch, where he received his MFA in Film Production. After graduation, he founded 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, based in Brooklyn. Lee began teaching a course on filmmaking at Harvard in 1991 and in 1993 he joined the Faculty at NYU Tisch in the Graduate Film Program where he was appointed Artistic Director in 2002, a position that he still holds today.

She’s Gotta Have It, 1986
Directed by Spike Lee
Printed on archival acid free paper with fade resistant ink
24.0 x 36.0 inches / WAX013 / 051907075134
Made In USA


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