Do the Right Thing
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT 2:00PM
Regular Admission Prices
Featuring a live introduction by Stephanie Troutman Robbins, PhD, Department Head of Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, and co-chair of The Loft Cinema’s Racial Justice Committee!
Do the right thing and celebrate Black History Month with a 35th anniversary screening of the one-and-only Spike Lee’s timeless classic, Do the Right Thing!
“Spike Lee’s masterpiece remains essential cinema … even if he never made another film after Do the Right Thing, its enduring relevance and power would’ve secured him a spot in cinema history.” – Tambay Obenson, IndieWire
Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, on the hottest day of the 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 own 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. (Dir. by Spike Lee, 1989, 120 mins., Rated R)