USA | 1989 | 120 min | R
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone’s hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
THE RETURN OF HEATWAVE!
Heat Wave at the Revue Cinema, a lineup of the greatest summer movies ever made, concludes on August 25th with DO THE RIGHT THING with an introduction by Faduma Gure!
Join us at the Revue Cinema for an exclusive screening of “Do the Right Thing” presented by Faduma Gure of The Black Nerds.
Set in the sweltering summer heat of Brooklyn, “Do the Right Thing” follows the tumultuous events that unfold on a single day. Spike Lee’s timeless masterpiece takes us on a gripping journey through the neighborhood, where racial tensions, personal conflicts, and the complexities of human relationships intertwine to create an explosive narrative.
At the center of the story is Mookie (played by Spike Lee), a young pizza deliveryman who witnesses the mounting tensions and frustrations bubbling beneath the surface. The neighborhood’s pizzeria, owned by Sal (Danny Aiello) and his two sons, becomes a microcosm for the simmering racial dynamics that permeate the area. As the day progresses, temperatures rise and tensions escalate.
Through a distinctive visual style, a soul-stirring soundtrack, and powerful performances, “Do the Right Thing” envelops you in its rich tapestry of sights and sounds. It’s an immersive experience that transports you into the heart of the neighborhood, where every emotion and conflict is magnified. (FADUMA GURE)
Doors open 30 minutes before screening.
General Admission: $16
Loyalty Members, Students & Seniors: $13
Individual/Family Members: FREE