Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing"
AT CHANGING HANDS PHOENIX - Saturday, August 18 at 7:30pm
Spike Lee’s new movie “BlacKkKlansman” looked amazing even before it won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Better still, its release this August is as good an excuse as any to revisit the film that brought Spike Lee to the mainstream in 1989, “Do the Right Thing.”
It’s as remarkable now as it was then. It is, on the one hand, a quintessential New York film, painting in vibrant hues a 24-hour portrait of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn on the hottest day of the summer. That heat is both literal and metaphorical, with racial tensions building to an explosive finale as the mercury rises around a white-owned pizza shop in a black neighborhood. As with Lee's best work, the film shies away from pat explanation and easy answers and remains essential viewing in a racially divided America.
Join us for a viewing of this modern classic with an introduction by Dr. Keon McGuire of Arizona State University, whose research focuses on the status and experiences of racial minorities.
Rated R. 2hrs.
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