Controversial film director Spike Lee -- famed for producing such movies as "Do the Right Thing" and "Malcolm X" -- will reportedly host a fundraiser for President Obama in his home in New York next Thursday.
According to The Hill, an Obama campaign official says producer-director will host 40 guests at his home with tickets running a steep $35,800 per person.
The Hill adds:
Obama's reelection campaign reported raising $42 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 while the Democratic National Committee raised $24 million. In the third quarter the president's reelection team and the DNC raised a total of $70 million.
Obama is expected to travel to New York for the Lee-event and later attend an additional campaign event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, with performances by famed singer Al Green, "India.Arie" and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Tickets to the Apollo event will start at $100 per person, according to a Democratic official who spoke to The Wall Street Journal on condition of anonymity. The official claims the event has yet to be officially announced.