Do The Right Thing - 30th Anniversary! | Denver Film Society | Spike Lee | USA

Do The Right Thing - 30th Anniversary!

Spike Lee

EnglishUSA1989120 minDCPRating: R


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MUST END Thursday, July 4th!

New 30th Anniversary Restoration!
Preceded by a new making-of short doc produced by the Criterion Collection

Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of summer, this 1989 masterpiece by Spike Lee confirmed him as a writer and filmmaker of peerless vision and passionate social engagement. Over the course of a single day, the easygoing interactions of a cast of unforgettable characters—Da Mayor, Mother Sister, Mister Señor Love Daddy, Tina, Sweet Dick Willie, Buggin Out, Radio Raheem, Sal, Pino, Vito, and Lee’s Mookie among them—give way to heated confrontations as tensions rise along racial fault lines, ultimately exploding into violence.
Punctuated by the anthemic refrain of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power,” Do the Right Thing is a landmark in American cinema, as politically and emotionally charged and as relevant now as when it first hit the big screen.

Cinematographer: Ernest Dickerson | Screenwriter: Spike Lee
Cast: Spike Lee, Rosie Perez, John Turturro, Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee