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Do the Right Thing Rated 15

Do the Right Thing

Dir. Spike Lee. USA, 1989. 2h. Starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson, Giancarlo Esposito, Spike Lee, Bill Nunn, John Turturro, Samuel L. Jackson.

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, hate and bigotry smoulder and builds until it explodes into violence. Vibrant, daring, and packed with unforgettable performances, Spike Lee’s blazingly smart script (nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars) is rightfully heralded as one of the very best American films of the 1980s.

‘Like Rear Window to Alfred Hitchcock, like Nashville to Robert Altman, like Playtime to Jacques Tati, Lee's Do the Right Thing is an undiluted representation of its creator's artistic command.’ ★★★★★ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

‘A pulsating homage to life on New York's streets, achieved thanks to Lee's sleepless eye, but a passionate-yet-dignified study of racism, too.’ ★★★★ Lloyd Bradley, Empire Magazine

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Monday 21 September: 18:00
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