Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING
Three decades later, the block is still standing. Universal Pictures’ is marking the 30th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s incendiary and still-topical "Do the Right Thing" with a remastered 4K restoration coming to the Carolina Theatre of Durham for one screening on June 30.
Set during one sweltering summer day on a block of Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, the film follows the initially casual interactions among Mookie (Lee), Sal (Danny Aiello), Da Mayor (Ossie Davis), Mother Sister (Ruby Dee), Mister Señor Love Daddy (Samuel L. Jackson), Tina (Rosie Perez), Buggin Out (Giancarlo Esposito) and Pino (John Turturro). But tensions rise along racial fault lines as locals demand a black person’s photo be added to the Italians-only Wall of Fame at Sal’s Pizzeria, and heated, profane confrontations ultimately explode into violence. Lee earned an Original Screenplay Oscar nomination for the film, and Aiello earned a Supporting Actor nom.
Sunday, June 30