AceShowbiz - Director Spike Lee has captured the painful experience of living in New York City amid the devastating coronavirus pandemic in a new short film.
The Brooklyn native and Oscar winner made the three-minute movie, "New York, New York", as a "valentine" to the city, which has been ravaged by COVID-19 as the epicentre of the disease in the U.S.
"It's painful when you see there is nobody there," Spike told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta of the empty streets in the footage. "But at the end of the film, that is when we see New Yorkers."
"New York, New York", which is set to the eponymous song by Frank Sinatra, features deserted subways and landmarks, like Broadway theatres, Yankee Stadium and Wall Street, as well as scenes involving healthcare workers.
Despite the dismal scenes in the Big Apple, Spike feels proud to be living there at one of the city's roughest periods in history.
"You know what? I wouldn't want to be any other place than here, the epicentre," he added.