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DO THE RIGHT THING

Encore Screening: Fri, Feb 15 at 9:30pm | Click here to BUY TICKETS
*After purchasing your ticket, you’ll have the option to add a Slim & Husky’s pizza. (Pizzas will be available before the film, including vegetarian/vegan options.)


Join us for Slim & Husky's pizza and the movie that lost to DRIVING MISS DAISY for Best Picture of 1989.

DO THE RIGHT THING’s exploration of racial tensions is, unfortunately, always timely. Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, what begins as an uproarious comedy evolves into a provocative, disquieting drama as director Spike Lee chronicles a sweltering day in a largely Black neighborhood—and the trivial events that explode into violence and tragedy.

Spike Lee’s rousing film heralded the arrival of a new voice. On the 30th anniversary of its release, DO THE RIGHT THING is still holding up a mirror to our society, and challenges all of us to see ourselves in one another. And it still makes us laugh.

DO THE RIGHT THING is also a Belcourt STAFF PICKS, programmed by ANTHONY, who says: “Thirty years later, how we lookin’?

“I have been given only a few filmgoing experiences in my life to equal the first time I saw DO THE RIGHT THING. Most movies remain up there on the screen. Only a few penetrate your soul.” —Roger Ebert (May 2001)

“Mr. Lee's particular achievement is in building the tensions so gradually and so persuasively that the explosion, when it finally comes, seems inevitable…. A remarkable piece of work.” —Vincent Canby, New York Times (June 1989)

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