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Do The Right Thing (15)

On the hottest day of the year on a street in Brooklyn, hate and bigotry builds between the community, exploding into violence. 

Salvatore "Sal" Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. A neighbourhood local, becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria's Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors, believing a pizzeria in a black neighbourhood should showcase black actors. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate to Buggin' Out and to other people in the neighbourhood, and tensions rise. 

This 1989 hit was directed by Spike Lee when he was just 31 years old. The film’s powerful handling of issues of race and bigotry has made it a consistent presence on Greatest Films Of All Time lists, placing twenty fourth on Sight & Sound magazine’s 2022 poll.

The Long, Hot Summer—From sun-kissed romances to stifling thrillers, our Long, Hot Summer season is a celebration of the most vibrant time of the year.

With titles including Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, and Luca Guadanigno's modern masterpiece Call Me By Your Name, we have curated a season that shows the irresistible charm of summer on screen and will make you forget about those grey British skies. 

  • DIRECTOR: Spike Lee

  • CAST: Spike Lee, Danny Aiello, John Turturro 

  • LANGUAGE: English