Film

Do the Right Thing

Part of Modern Cinema

Saturday, July 14, 2018
4 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing, 1989 (still); photo: courtesy of Photofest

Do the Right Thing follows the goings-on on a single block in Brooklyn over the course of a single, sweltering summer day, from a morning of simmering tensions, focusing on a white-owned pizzeria, to a night of violence. Do the Right Thing teems with life, thanks to an extraordinary ensemble cast and a soundtrack that brings together hip hop, jazz, and R&B. Some have even credited the film with helping to revive interest in the political ideas of Malcolm X.”
— Harvard Film Archive

Film Details

Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 1989
Running time: 120 min
Format: 35 mm
Director: Spike Lee
Screenwriters: Spike Lee
Producer: Spike Lee
Cinematographer: Ernest R. Dickerson
Editor: Barry Alexander Brown
Source: Universal


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