Do the Right Thing

  • Dir: Spike Lee

  • USA, 1989, English, 120 min, DCP

  • Cast: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee

Dawned on a punishingly hot day, a bitter racial confrontation in the black neighborhood of Brooklyn gradually escalates as the tempers intensified. The white-owned pizzeria soon becomes a heated oven, when the enraged delivery boy elicits a full-scale riot sparked by a monstrous act of police brutality, leaving a man dead and a community destroyed. Fearless in confronting the explosive subject of violence, Spike Lee pitches his battle into the wildfire of daunting sociopolitical complexity. In clashing sensations at once filled with hate and love, this controversial film is alive and kicking in its apocalyptic vision of the jarring incongruity of our world today.

Cannes Film Festival: In Competition

25/08/2019 (SUN): Film talk with Long Tin


  • Restored Classics

    Door Tickets Available at the Venue on Screening Date 22/08/2019 (Thu)
    25/08/2019 (Sun)


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