Do The Right Thing


Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Jun 19 8:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1989
Format:4K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Spike Lee
Cast:Spike Lee
Ossie Davis
Danny Aiello
Ruby Dee
Bill Nunn
John Turturro
Samuel L. Jackson
Rosie Perez
Produced By:Spike Lee
Screenwriter:Spike Lee
Music By:Bill Lee


Celebrating Juneteenth!

Set on one block of Brooklyn’s Bed-Stuy Do or Die neighborhood, at the height of 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 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.

93% Rating

"Smart, vibrant, and urgent without being didactic, Do the Right Thing is one of Spike Lee's
most fully realized efforts -- and one of the most important films of the 1980s."

- Rotten Tomatoes

"This might sound like a depressing story, but the level of performance and filmmaking
is so high that Do the Right Thing becomes a most entertaining warning."

- Gene Siskel

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