Screen/Society--Nasher Film Series--"Do the Right Thing"
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:15pm
Film Screening: "Do the Right Thing" (Spike Lee, 1989, 120 min, USA, in English, Color, Blu-Ray) / Set in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Spike Lee's thought-provoking and powerful comedy/drama chronicles the events that lead up to a race riot between the residents. / -- Oscar Nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen at Academy Awards (1990)! / "In the final analysis, the best thing one can say for Lee is that he takes risks, like all true artists. For unlike most of today's film makers, he's not afraid to really challenge a movie audience to do some serious thinking. " - Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News / "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, Chicago Tribune / "'Do the Right Thing' is Lee's most complex, heartfelt and disturbing film to date, a drama about racism that is more shockingly outspoken than any I've seen since David Mamet's great, and neglected, Edmond." -- Stuart Klawans, The Nation / Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muc7xqdHudI